Open Dance Project is an ensemble-driven dance theater company dedicated to developing and presenting world-class dance theater experiences in Houston and serving as a cultural resource through its engaging and enriching education and community programming.
Open Dance Project is a contemporary dance-theater company, under the direction of Annie Arnoult, whose ensemble-driven work transforms literary, historical, and community-based source material into highly stylized performance experiences. Through a collision of dance and theater, live performance and new media, urban grit and magical realism, Open Dance Project breaks down conventional barriers between artist and audience to make dance more accessible and meaningful for both. Open Dance Project is on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artists Roster and is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The company brings high-quality interdisciplinary arts education and arts integration to Houston school children through its extensive education and community engagement program and partners with Young Audiences of Houston and Arts Connect to work towards arts equity in Houston schools.
Past Events at MATCH
- January 2020: The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
- May 2019: ALTUS: high, deep, noble, and profound
- May 2019: Alice
- March 2019: Panopticon
- October 2018: Shortcuts
- February 2018: Peter and Wendy
- April 2017: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
- March 2017: 'Bout a Stranger
- November 2016: In the Gloaming
- April 2016: Open Night: Benefiting Open Dance Project