For this Links We Like Friday we’re going to be pretty self-involved and focus on one link we LOVE (plus I’ve been in vacation mode due to my Easter Recess, so my web surfing has been ironically minimized…):
Here are some fun dance links to help kick start your weekend on the right foot!
It’s Dance anywhere day! So find a space and get movin’! Let us know how you found an opportunity to dance today! Participation can be as casual as stopping to spin, shake, or bust a spontaneous move. Just sign in on the website to update your location. Do a little dance TODAY, and upload a photo/video to be considered for their upcoming tenth anniversary photo book.
True to its social nature, Frame Dance hosts a soiree, with the premiere of dance film Quiver, a reception, and silent auction. Choreographed and directed by Lydia Hance, the film features the talented Jacquelyne Boe, Laura Gutierrez, Alex Soares, and Brit Wallis. Quiver explores the space between intimacy and loneliness and was inspired by the words of Houston-based poet, Loueva Smith:
“There is a reckless love-wobble in your hips; a solemn temple-dance convulsion in the blades of your shoulders. What is in your hands opens at the hollow bow of your collar bone and bares your neck to submission.”
The piece features music by composer Mark Hirsch and a physical focus on the anatomy of the collarbones and shoulder blades. Come hungry and ready to participate in a fabulous silent auction with items from St. Arnold’s Brewery, Mildred’s Umbrella, Eat Well nutrition counseling, Rice Glasscock School for Continuing Education, Body Envy Houston, spray paint artist Erick Sandlin, Trinity & Co., Davey Tree and more.
Frame Dance Productions is a fresh and energetic presence on the dance scene in Houston engaging audiences with dance in meaningful ways through creating innovative and vulnerable works for the screen and stage.
$25 General or $75 VIP comes with two tickets to Frame Dance’s spring show Ecouter on June 28-29 at Spring Street Studios.
If you are unable to join us, but would still like to make a donation, there is a place to donate on the boxoffice. Just click the link above.
Happy Thursday. We are almost there. Power through, people. Did you notice our wonderful Frame Dance Soiree logo? First a shout out to Framer Jacquelyne Jay Boe whom you see performing with Frame Dance all the frickin time. She’s such a talented dancer, but she also does graphic design and I’m so pleased that she made our Soiree logo. I can hear you thinking, “what soiree?” Well, let me tell you. You know those photos we have on our facebook page and on the blog with the Framers in those long blue skirts (made by Framer Ashley Horn)? We are premiering that film on April 9. But we’re making it a party. We like it like like that.
We will have a silent auction, drinks, games…(no, no games.) No planned games anyway.
What is also super exciting is that composer Mark Hirsch is creating the score for the film. If you follow us, you know that we’re fans of new music and local composers. So you’ll get a treat with his music and our film coming together to make Quiver. I’m editing now. Oh you caught me, I am procrastinating now. I edit best with quick brain breaks. I like to consider it perspective, coming back into the work with fresh eyes. I heard that chuckle. Hey– don’t judge my artistic process.