Open Dance Project’s highly stylized dance theater performance experiences break down conventional barriers between artist and audience to make dance more accessible and meaningful for both. Under the direction of Annie Arnoult, one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch for 2018, this critically acclaimed troupe of dancer/actors brings timely, thought-provoking subject matter to the stage through their dynamic physicality, daring athleticism, and emotional honesty. Current offerings include three performances for young audiences: ‘Staging Stories Live,’ where dancers build a comic dance theater performance that can be tailored to any theme using audience suggestions; ‘ENGINuity,’ an educational romp through the history and science of engines; and ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,’ a humorous and poignant coming-of-age tale featuring ODP’s signature athleticism, theatrical antics, aerial silks, and acrobatics. For general audiences, the company offers ‘Panopticon,’ a retro-futuristic dystopian love story with a set that transforms around the audience throughout the show, and ‘All the Devils are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos,’ where Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ collides with the true story of an unsolved murder in the Galapagos in 1929 in a fantasy-inspired set constructed of recycled plastic bottles designed by Ryan McGettigan. Photo by Lynn Lane.

Additional information



Contact name

Annie Arnoult

Contact address

747 N Shepherd Drive Suite 100 Houston TX 77007

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Public performance

$1000 – $15000

School performance

$750 – $5000

Workshop fees

$120 – $1000

Travel per diem lodging

$1100 – $7150




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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