Event Phone: (346) 708-1555
Join us as we explore books by creative thinkers with the goals of 1) diving deep into the creative process, and 2) exploring how dance relates to our world.
Next meeting: April 24, 2 PM, at CAHMLab, 888 Westheimer.
This is a free ongoing event, but please let us know you are joining us as dates and times can shift. RSVP to Lydia.Hance@framedance.org
What We’re Reading
Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry
“Writing exercises and creativity advice from Barry’s pioneering, life-changing workshop.”
What We’ve Read
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity by Julia Cameron
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
Making Dance that Matters: Resources for Community Creativity by Anna Halprin
Event Phone: (346) 708-1555
Have you ever seen dance underwater? Or on a mountain top in Tibet? The 4th annual Frame x Frame Film Fest brings international screen dance/dance film to Houston in a ten-day event highlighting how different cultures create and communicate with dance. The festival will be presented by Frame Dance sponsored in part and presented in partnership with prominient Houston cultural organizations from November 3 – 12 including free screenings, panel discussions with out-of-town filmmakers, and open community movement classes. Evening events will take place from 7 – 9pm and daytime workshops, panels and picnics will happen between 11am and 3pm.
The call for submissions for films is currently open and we invite emerging, established, and student filmmakers to submit their screen dance works.
For more than ten years, Frame Dance has brought radically inclusive and deeply personal contemporary dance to Houston. Led by Founder and Creative Director Lydia Hance, whom Dance Magazine calls “the city’s reigning guru of dance in public places,” the professional company is made up of six acclaimed co-creators committed to collaboration. Frame Dance has created over 50 unique site-specific performances and nine dances for the camera screened in festivals all over the United States and Europe. With an unrelenting drive to make dance in relationship to environment, Frame Dance has created dance works for and with 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’s productions were described by Arts + Culture Texas Editor-in-Chief Nancy Wozny as “some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.” Creative Director Lydia Hance is a champion of living composers and is dedicated to work exclusively with new music.