This site will look much better in a browser that supports Web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. You might consider upgrading your browser to one on this list.

Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster for performances from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2018

2016-2018
Texas Touring Roster

Ad Deum Dance Company

Ad Deum Dance Company

Ad Deum is a professional modern/contemporary dance company based in Houston. It is directed by its founder Randall Flinn, who established the company in January 2000. Dancers have come to Ad Deum from around the world seeking to be connected with a community of artists that share a common vision and desire. The mission of Ad Deum is to create and perform excellent and vital works of dance that serve to wash over the heart and soul of humanity with relevant meaning and redemptive hope. The touring program will present repertoire by acclaimed choreographers from Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Houston Ballet and Ad Deum Dance Company. These works are incredibly diverse, from dramatic to whimsical. They offer an incredible overview of creative thought, communication, and presentation. The diversity of creative imagination will be discussed within the nature of each work to help inform the audience on the process and mission of craftsmanship.

contact
Randall Flinn
PO Box 271481
Houston, TX  77277

phone 713/626-5050
fax /
e-mail addeumdance@gmail.com
public performance/concert $750 - $5000
school performance $250 - $650
optional service travel $300 - $50000
website http://www.danceaddeum.com

 

Blue Lapis Light

Blue Lapis Light

Blue Lapis Light (BLL) is a site-specific aerial dance company based in Austin, Texas, and founded by Artistic Director Sally Jacques. Using aerial techniques informed by classical, interpretive, and modern dance, BLL creates transcendent works of beauty, inspiring audience members of all ages and backgrounds. BLL offers aerial dance performances adapted to each location, making every show a unique event. The apparatuses used are determined by the site. The company specializes in aerial silks, harnesses, and tiger stands. Custom music and costuming elements are chosen to reflect the theme of each event. BLL creates pieces on every scale-- from one dance on a silk to an entire ensemble on the face of a building. Photo by Earl McGehee.

contact
Sally Jacques
PO Box 1821
Austin, TX  78767

phone 512/280-6688
fax /
e-mail sallyj@bluelapislight.org
public performance/concert $3500 - $50000
school performance $3000 - $10000
website http://www.bluelapislight.org

 

Bruce Wood Dance Company

Bruce Wood Dance Company

With high-caliber original choreography and dynamic performers, Bruce Wood Dance Project harnesses the power of contemporary dance to entertain, enrich, and heal diverse audiences. Wood, a prolific choreographer, created more than 80 works over his lifetime using music ranging from Tchaikovsky to the Jackson Five. Whether funny or sad, fierce or romantic, his dances are emotionally engaging and memorable. Artistic Director Kimi Nikaidoh leads the company onward, presenting selections from Wood’s repertoire and offering fresh, new commissions from nationally acclaimed choreographers and in-house emerging choreographers. BWDP has been named on every annual Top Ten Dance List in Dallas Fort Worth since 2011. BWDP’s repertoire consists of 80 fifteen- to twenty-minute dances created by its founder over a 20-year period. Touring programs will mix selections from that repertoire with recent premieres to give audiences dynamic, balanced and satisfying theatrical experiences. BWDP currently boasts work by international award-winning choreographer Bryan Arias and Texas emerging artists Albert Drake and Kimi Nikaidoh. Dances by Andy Noble and Katarzyna Skarpetowska will be ready to tour in June and November 2016, respectively. Photo by Sharen Bradford

contact
Gayle Halperin
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. #36
Dallas, TX  75219

phone 214/298-9212
fax 214/219-1115
e-mail gayle@brucewoodance.org
public performance/concert $2000 - $8000
school performance $1500 - $4000
website http://www.brucewoodance.org

 

CORE Performance Company

CORE Performance Company

CORE Performance Company, a professional contemporary dance company founded by Artistic Director Sue Schroeder in 1980, tours nationally and internationally, collaborates with innovative artists in all disciplines, and creates compelling and original dances that evolve through experimentation, improvisation, and collaboration. As an artist and dynamic participant in the community, Schroeder believes it is essential to develop and nurture a meaningful connection to our work and has created a diverse range of well-integrated residency activities. CORE Performance Company has been acclaimed in performance and residencies in the US, Canada, Holland, Mexico, Guatemala, Sweden, Germany, Croatia, France, and the Republic of Georgia. CORE Performance Company currently offers original full-length and mixed-bill works by Sue Schroeder ("Still," "Secret," "Monochrome in Black, White and Gray," "Walk," "Gaman"), Amanda K. Miller-Fasshauer ("The Liberated Accident," "A world too wide"), Lori Teague ("I felt my life with both hands"), and Becky Valls ("Web"). The most recently premiered "Walk," a labyrinth dance with lanterns, and "Gaman," a richly-layer performance that expresses the sorrow and joy, confinement and liberation experienced by interned Japanese-American citizens during WWII, can be adapted for every scale and audiences of any size. We invite you to explore the possibilities with us. Photo: John Ramspott.

contact
Sue Schroeder
PO Box 66008
Houston, TX  77266

phone 713/862-5530
fax 713/344-1160
e-mail sues@coredance.org
public performance/concert $5000 - $12500
school performance $900 - $1200
optional service week-long residency with multiple activities $10000 - $25000
website http://www.coredance.org

 

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Founded in 1976 by Ann Williams, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s mission is to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence. In 2014, DBDT celebrated its 37th season as Dallas’ oldest continuously operating professional dance company. The company consists of 12 professional full-time dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic, and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers. Annually, DBDT performs for over 100,000 arts patrons, including children. DBDT will tour a mixed repertory of classic and contemporary modern works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, Elisa Monte, Donald McKayle, Dianne McIntyre, Bridget L. Moore, Rennie Harris, and others. Among its repertory is the historical ballet "Nina," depicting the life and music of Nina Simone choreographed by Dianne McIntyre; a hip hop ballet choreographed by Rennie Harris; and "Vespers" by Ulysses Dove. DBDT II, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s second company consists of 8 young, volunteer dancers performing for local and regional audiences with a diverse repertory of contemporary modern works. Photo: Steven Ray.

contact
Melissa Young
PO Box 131290
Dallas, TX  75313

phone 214/871-2376
fax 214/871-2842
e-mail m.young@dbdt.com
public performance/concert $8000 - $15000
school performance $3000 - $5000
optional service lecture demonstrations $1500 - $3000
optional service master class $250 - $500
website http://www.dbdt.com

 

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (DCCD) was founded in 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. The company's newest branch—based in North Texas and lead by internationally award-winning choreographer and Dance Magazine “25 to Watch” breakout star of 2015, Joshua L. Peugh—has been hailed as “the area’s most exciting dance company” (Star-Telegram) and as the "Best Dance Company" of 2015 by D Magazine. The young company has been praised as “frequently stunning, and always fascinating” (DFW.com) and commended for innovative combinations of classical technique and modern movement styles. Since its inception, the company has performed nationally and internationally at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, in Germany, and in New York, among others. The company’s repertory includes works by Joshua L. Peugh, Mike Esperanza, James Gregg, Fabio Liberti and MADBOOTS. DCCD is dedicated to bringing the progressive work of international choreographers and dancers to a worldwide audience. Photo by Sharen Bradford

contact
Joshua L. Peugh
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. #29
Dallas, TX  75219

phone 575/993-3584
fax /
e-mail joshualpeugh@gmail.com
public performance/concert $2000 - $15000
school performance $300 - $1160
website http://www.darkcirclescontemporarydance.com

 

Forklift Danceworks

Forklift Danceworks

Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Forklift Danceworks actively engages diverse communities through the creation of unique civic dance projects. Using the movement of daily life as choreographic inspiration, Forklift casts community members as the primary performers. Past productions have included Venetian gondoliers, firefighters, city sanitation employees, people who are visually impaired, a symphony conductor, and electric utility employees. Forklift’s performances have garnered local and national attention for outstanding, innovative choreography as well as appearances at national and international festivals such as Fusebox, the Kennedy Center for the VSA International Arts Festival, and the Kyoto Experiment Festival. Forklift’s unique community engagement process is best toured by commissioning the company to create a site-specific work for the host community, involving community members and local artists as performers. Choreographers Allison Orr and Krissie Marty can also set work on professional or student dancers and/or community members for theater-based performances. The company also offers school residencies from pre-K to the college level, professional development for classroom teachers, workshops in mixed-ability dance for dancers of all abilities, leadership training workshops, and keynotes.

contact
Ann Starr
2023 Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX  78702-4511

phone 512/222-5287
fax /
e-mail ann@forkliftdanceworks.org
public performance/concert $2000 - $50000
school performance $500 - $3500
optional service keynote $1000 - $5000
optional service workshop/training/professional development $500 - $10000
website http://www.forkliftdanceworks.org

 

Hope Stone

Hope Stone

Hope Stone Dance Company, a dance/theatre ensemble made of professional performers, was founded in 1997. Hope Stone is an organization with an emphasis on the presentation of authentic dance, music, theatre, and arts outreach to children, in keeping with their vision of art for all. Hope Stone's goal is presenting performance art in its varied ways, shapes, and forms, through the vibrant positive message of dance, music, and theatre. Hope Stone Dance has performed throughout the US with strong emphasis in Texas. "COMPANION PLANTING" is a series of different dances grown in close proximity to one another for pollination of ideas, providing an artistic habitat for creative creatures, maximizing use of space, and to otherwise increasing art productivity. Companion planting is a form of primary education.

contact
Jane Weiner
2726 Bissonnet Street, Suite 240-513
Houston, TX  77005

phone 713/526-1907
fax 713/526-1833
e-mail jane@hopestoneinc.org
public performance/concert $2000 - $15000
school performance $300 - $2000
optional service optional service lecture-demo $300 - $2000
website http://www.hopestoneinc.org

 

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company

Founded in 1995, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company strives to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through the finest instruction and performance. With professional and youth dance companies, as well as a strong community outreach program, Met continues to be a leader in the vitality and diversity of Houston’s dance community. Met Dance Company has performed throughout the United States in dozens of theaters, receiving high acclaim for performing works by some of the most influential and talented choreographers of our time. The MET Dance Center opened its doors to a newly renovated facility May 2013 in the Midtown district. MET Dance has over 35 works to tour as it celebrates it’s 20th Season being Houston’s premiere contemporary dance company. "The METdance’s gorgeous dancers push the choreography to its fullest and most generous capacity, while sharing the joy and electric verve of their craft with the audience." Adam Castaneda, Houston Press, June 4th, 2015. Photo: Ben Doyle.

contact
Marlana Doyle
PO Box 980457
Houston, TX  77098

phone 713/522-6375
fax 713/849-2766
e-mail marlana@metdance.org
public performance/concert $15000 - $25000
school performance $700 - $3000
optional service lecture $500 - $1500
website http://www.Metdance.org

 

NobleMotion Dance

NobleMotion Dance

NobleMotion Dance (NMD) exploded onto the Houston dance scene in 2009 and has since received critical acclaim for their "extraordinary athleticism" and "cutting edge" programming. NMD is a company of 10 dancers that seeks to make work that is emotionally daring and honest; inspires discourse and understanding among diverse communities; and integrates dance, theatre, and technology in unique ways. In the last two years, NMD has received over 20 positive local and national reviews for its work and was described as one of Houston’s "A-list" dance companies in Dance Magazine. NMD tours nationally and has been invited to perform by numerous organizations. NMD strives to create a total theater experience. Their broad-ranging repertory offers dance performances that integrate technology and light installations. This submerses the audience into new worlds, allowing them to see dance in fresh and exciting ways. NMD's repertory holds over 25 works and ranges from intimate to technical wow.

contact
Andy and Dionne Noble
3201 Allen Parkway Ste.150
Houston, TX  77019

phone 832/627-9664
fax 832/627-9663
e-mail noblemotiondance@yahoo.com
public performance/concert $10000 - $20000
school performance $2000 - $5000
optional service setting NMD choreography $2000 - $5000
website http://www.noblemotiondance.com

 

Soul Street Dance Company

Soul Street Dance Company

The high flyin', high comedy, high energy, Soul Street Dance Company of Houston is a group of four young male street dancers who perform their special mix of choreography, filled with comic charm, to the most popular music of the decades. Their show appeals to all ages and ethnicities. They also provide in-depth educational residency activities. Their newest concert is "Breakin’ Backwards," where bustin' moves take on the music of decades past. The dancers perform their special contemporary mix of choreography to the most popular music of the decades. Music selections include Count Basie, Elvis Presley, the Temptations, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and more.

contact
Jeannette Gardner
155 W. 72nd Street, #605
New York, NY  10023

phone 212/496-9121
fax 212/496-9123
e-mail jgardner@gardnerartsnetwork.com
public performance/concert $5000 - $7000
school performance $2000 - $4000
website http://www.soulstreetdance.com

 

Tapestry Dance Company

Tapestry Dance Company

Tapestry Dance Company was founded in 1989 and exists as the only fulltime, professional repertory tap company in the world. The company has presented over 550 original dance works, has hosted numerous tap dance legends and masters in residence, and was on the 2007-2009 NEA Masterpieces Touring Roster. The company's vision, presentation/preservation of classic work and the creation of contemporary rhythm and percussive dance, educates audiences about tap's unique heritage and value. Through its multiracial dancers, Tapestry reflects the diversity of Texas’ cultural heritage and broadens the understanding of contemporary/traditional choreography with an emphasis on rhythm/percussive dance. Under the direction of Acia Gray, Tapestry presents an exciting and eclectic concert and outreach programs of tap dance, bringing the best of traditional to contemporary tap works (tied together with modern dance, body percussion and contemporary movement) to the stage. Tapestry shares common bonds while defying stereotypes in presenting accessible, unique, and sophisticated works. Tapestry celebrates universal values and always surprises their audiences with fresh dance experiences. When Tapestry performs, the excitement is shared by performers and viewers alike. Photo: Chris Caselli

contact
Acia Gray
4544 S. Lamar Blvd #250
Austin, TX  78745-1635

phone 512/474-9846; 512-695-6560
fax /
e-mail soulsfeet@me.com
public performance/concert $7000 - $10000
school performance $1500 - $4000
website http://www.tapestry.org/

 


Copyright © Texas Commission on the Arts