In 2010, Lydia Hance founded Frame Dance Productions to bring radically inclusive and deeply personal contemporary dance to Houston. To date, Frame Dance has created over 40 unique site-specific performances and nine dances for the camera. Our productions were described by Arts + Culture Texas Editor-in-Chief Nancy Wozny as “some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.”
Committed to community and collaboration, Frame Dance has partnered with or been presented by METRO, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston Parks Board, Plant It Forward Farms, CORE Dance, Rice University, Houston Ballet, 14 Pews, Aurora Picture Show, and the Contemporary Arts Museum. Frame Dance has become a place to cultivate new work by artists across disciplines. We curate, choreograph, and present three popular annual programs: METROdances, Frame x Frame Film Fest, and our Composer Competition. These programs grow in audience and artist submissions year after year, allowing Frame Dance to introduce Houstonians to promising artists in our city and around the world.
Education is an area of rapid growth for Frame Dance. Originating with the all-ages, all-abilities MultiGenerational Ensemble in 2014, we have weekly studio classes as well as summer camps and drop-in workshops for Houstonians across the lifespan. In 2019 our outreach expanded into local schools, providing arts education for private and public preschool and elementary students. Frame Dance is thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to bring the practice of dance to so many Houstonians with a pedagogy that is equal parts keen and kind.