Wiggle Worm Camp

Wiggle Worm Camp

Dance, music, and story time for ages 3.5 – 5, without a parent.

A great break for mom, dad, or caregiver while the child is learning in a creative, nurturing, fun environment.  Must be potty trained, please bring water and a tidy snack.

Dates: July 8-12 (Monday – Friday) @ 8:45 – 11:00 AM
Cost: $150/week
Teacher: Lydia Hance

 


Forming and Framing: Discovering Yourself Through Dance Camp

Forming and Framing: Discovering Yourself Through Dance Camp

Dance, Choreography, Creative Writing, and Costume Design for ages 8-12.

A great break for mom, dad, or caregiver while the child is learning in a creative, nurturing, fun environment.  Please bring water and a tidy snack.

Dates: July 22-26 (Monday – Friday) @ 8:45 – 11:00 AM
Cost: $150/week
Teacher: Lydia Hance

 


Leaping Lizards: Discovery Through Dance Camp

Leaping Lizards: Discovery Through Dance Camp

Dance, music, and costume making for ages 5 – 7, without a parent.

A great break for mom, dad, or caregiver while the child is learning in a creative, nurturing, fun environment. Please bring water and a tidy snack.

Dates: July 15-19 (Monday – Friday) @ 8:45 – 11:00 AM
Cost: $150/week
Teacher: Lydia Hance

 


Candlelight Improvisation Workshop

Candlelight Improvisation Workshop

All bodies and experience levels are welcome in our special Candlelight Improvisation Workshop on this year’s Daylight Savings, March 10, 2019. This class will consist of a warm up with breath work, guided solo improvisation work (done in a shared, group setting), and ensemble improvisation scores. The entire class will be done by candlelight. This will be a time to reflect and align body, heart, and mind to be most present and joyful for the week ahead.

Beginners welcome. If you have a body, you can dance. Please make plans to join us; we look forward to sharing this special workshop with you.

Event Time: 6:45pm – 8:00pm

Age Limit/Requirements: Ages 12+

Ticket Price: $15.00 each

Live accompaniment will be provided

 


Cultured Cocktails benefiting Frame Dance

Cultured Cocktails benefiting Frame Dance

Fresh Arts is featuring Frame Dance at their Cultured Cocktails event! Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, March 21st, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Frame Dance, So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Frame Dance team, and take-in Boheme’s bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support Frame Dance so don’t be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Frame Dance.
ABOUT CULTURED COCKTAILS:
Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar (307 Fairview St.). Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. Participating artists and arts groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour.
Since its inception in 2008, the program has raised more than $100,000 for hundreds of local artists and arts projects!
Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. www.FRESHARTS.org

ABOUT FRAME DANCE:
Frame Dance Productions is a Houston-based contemporary dance company founded by Lydia Hance in 2010 out of a desire to connect dance with technology and to facilitate collaboration among diverse artists. Frame Dance has quickly become a fresh and energetic presence through internationally screened dance films and responsive, intimate performances in exciting and unconventional spaces like art galleries, ferry boats, dance festivals, warehouses, claw foot bathtubs, downtown buildings, and City Hall. The Framers include 8 nationally acclaimed dancers, cutting-edge collaborations with painters, photographers, playwrights, poets, chefs, community members, and emerging and established composers. Frame Dance Productions is committed to working with 100% new music by living composers.

ABOUT LYDIA HANCE: Dubbed Houston’s “queen of curious locations,” Lydia Hance is the Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and Arts + Culture Texas has described her as “sharply focused.” Hance has choreographed works on the Galveston pier, the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, clawfoot bathtubs and museums, stages, and warehouses. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. Hance is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer originally from the California Bay Area. Her work has been funded by the Puffin Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, Dance Source Houston, City of Houston, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, and the Houston Parks Board. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU. Since 2011 she has been a curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, and has served on the artist boards of DiverseWorks, and Fresh Arts.


Metro Dances

Metro Dances

Frame Dance Infiltrates METRO to Make You Rethink Your Commute
Live Performance Comes to Houston’s Red Line March 30th

Houston, Texas: Forget gilded curtains and spectator glasses. Bringing dance straight into the path of Houston commuters as they travel to work, home, and around the city, METROdances, choreographed by Lydia Hance and in partnership with METRO, is a vibrant traveling dance and live music performance that provides a front-and-center view for anyone taking the Red Line running from the Houston Medical Center through Downtown.

“Framers,” as the dancers are known throughout the Houston arts community, will be collaborating with various other artists and arts organizations in the Houston area. Spectators are invited to travel along for only the cost of a METRO ticket and passersby become welcome members of a fluctuating audience. This edition of the METROdances will begin on March 30th at 5:00pm and end at 6:30pm. While spectators may watch the performances from many stops along the red line, they are encouraged to begin at the Hermann Park METRO location so they do not miss any of the performances along the way. Performances will take place at the stops along the redline between Hermann Park and Bell.

METROdances is meant to shake frames of reference and perception, to spark creativity and renew passion in those stuck and ragged from the stresses of life. In Houston, a huge metropolitan area known for its car culture, Hance also sees this non-traditional display of dance as a way of highlighting the city and, in this public performance, an opportunity to get people to learn about the METRO system. Some viewers will ride, perhaps for the very first time, as friendly faces are found nearby to help them navigate the system.

“Dance brings people together, and has the power to spark joy in the mundane,” explains Hance.

The performers will be rehearsing on location throughout the month of March allowing those catching the train a window into the process and occasional drama of a work-in-progress.

If this style of public performance seems risky, that’s because it is. However, Frame Dance, a company known for injecting dance into unexpected places, has bravely interjected their work into the paths of Houston bystanders before. For those for whom the high cost or atmosphere of traditional performance is prohibitive, the performances are often met with gratitude but, for Hance, mixed or even angry response is okay, too.

“Our goal isn’t to make everyone happy, she asserts. “We know the power of dance performance and we are on a mission to get it out.”

Performance Schedule and Tickets: Performances will take place March 30th between 5pm and 7pm. There are no tickets required through Frame Dance for this performance, but spectators are strongly encouraged to purchase a METRO ticket, to ride along and see the performances at each stop.

Accessibility: The METROdances are wheelchair accessible.

COLLABORATING ARTISTS:

Frame Dance
Lagan Percussion
Alli “Ukualli” Villines
Callina Anderson
Kirk Suddreath
Outspoken Bean
William and the Texas Starlight
Urban Souls/Harrison Guy
Ashley Horn
Open Sky Arts Collective
MultiGen Framers
Frame Dance Youth Ensemble

Become a METROdance Sponsor: Frame Dance is committed to offering free performances to our Houston community. If you or your business would like to help make these free performances possible, become sponsor of METROdances!

Become an individual sponsor for $25.00

Become a business sponsor for $100.00

ABOUT FRAME DANCE:
Frame Dance Productions is a Houston-based contemporary dance company founded by Lydia Hance in 2010 out of a desire to connect dance with technology and to facilitate collaboration among diverse artists. Frame Dance has quickly become a fresh and energetic presence through internationally screened dance films and responsive, intimate performances in exciting and unconventional spaces like art galleries, ferry boats, dance festivals, warehouses, claw foot bathtubs, downtown buildings, and City Hall. The Framers include 8 nationally acclaimed dancers, cutting-edge collaborations with painters, photographers, playwrights, poets, chefs, community members, and emerging and established composers. Frame Dance Productions is committed to working with 100% new music by living composers.

ABOUT LYDIA HANCE: Dubbed Houston’s “queen of curious locations,” Lydia Hance is the Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and Arts + Culture Texas has described her as “sharply focused.” Hance has choreographed works on the Galveston pier, the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, clawfoot bathtubs and museums, stages, and warehouses. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. Hance is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer originally from the California Bay Area. Her work has been funded by the Puffin Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, Dance Source Houston, City of Houston, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, and the Houston Parks Board. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU. Since 2011 she has been a curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, and has served on the artist boards of DiverseWorks, and Fresh Arts.


Let’s Stay Home and Fight

Let’s Stay Home and Fight

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

In an intimate performance with Axiom Quartet, Frame Dance exposes the pain and purpose of conflict in relationships. Willfully built under pressure-cooker artistic constraints, Lydia Hance and the dancers create a weekend of performances at Studio 101 where they rely on their own conflict in the creative process to craft this original work.

Performance Dates

Saturday, January 26 8pm
Sunday, January 27 4pm

About Frame Dance

Frame Dance empowers Houstonians to communicate, inspire, and connect to the world and others through movement, community and artistic collaboration, and technology. They relate the process of making dance to audiences, and develop scenarios where the audience’s presence impacts the work. Since 2010, Frame Dance has presented over 40 live, original performances in Houston with guest artist collaborators from different genres, and each performance features original musical compositions by emerging and established composers. In its series of annual films — nine to date — Frame Dance creates new experiences for audiences using technology to record and edit dance performance into dynamic video narratives that document stories that would otherwise remain unheard. In 2014, Frame Dance established the Little Framers and MultiGen Framers educational ensembles, providing dance education for ages 6 months – 99.

About Lydia Hance

Dubbed Houston’s “queen of curious locations,” Lydia Hance is the Executive and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and has led Frame Dance in performances from the Galveston pier onto the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, and into museums, stages, and warehouses throughout Texas for the past eight years. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. She is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer originally from the California Bay Area. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute, and SMU.

Collaborating Artists

Karl Blench is a composer and conductor who holds degrees from Rice University and the University of New Hampshire. His music has been performed throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Cuba. Most recently, his work “Axiom” as well as several of his arrangements for string quartet were toured throughout China by the Axiom Quartet.  He has been the recipient of the Indianapolis Symphony Prize, and an ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award. When not writing, Karl can be found stuck in Houston traffic, discussing wine, or brewing beer.

Daniel Harrison Cincinnati-based composer Daniel Harrison (b.1987) writes music that is recognizable for its poetic melodic and harmonic expressiveness. His works are characterized by uniquely striking combinations of instrumental colors and unfolding linear forms. His music has been performed by numerous outstanding performers and ensembles such as members of Fifth House Ensemble, Del Sol String Quartet, Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble, Iktus Percussion Ensemble, All of the Above, the CCM Chorale, and Hypercube. In 2015 and 2017, he was a finalist for ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. In 2015 he was awarded a commission to compose a new work for chorus and electronics for a recording project for the CCM chorale. He was recently named the Ohio Music Teachers Association’s commissioned composer for 2016. Recently his piece “Sometimes My Arms Bend Back” was selected from a call for scores for performance at the upcoming 2018 Contemporary Music Festival at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He currently is an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Northern Kentucky.

Program Sponsors

Frame Dance Productions is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. #LetCreativityHappen18 @HoustonMOCA @HoustonArtsAlliance

This performance is supported in part by Dance Source Houston’s Production Grant Program.

HAACity of Houston


METRODances: The Holiday Edition

METRODances: The Holiday Edition

Frame Dance Infiltrates METRO again to Make You Rethink Your Commute
Live Performance Comes to Houston’s Red Line 

METROdances: The Holiday Edition is a pop up winter performance to get everyone in the holiday spirit. METROdances is meant to shake frames of reference and perception to spark creativity and encourage community as we gather in public spaces. In Houston, a huge metropolitan area known for its car culture, Frame Dance Artistic Director, Lydia Hance, sees this non-traditional display of dance as a way of highlighting the city and, in this public performance, an opportunity to get people to learn about the METRO system. Join us for this pop up winter version of METROdances on two midtown stops on the redline, live music, caroling, dance– an artful, wintery exit into our holiday break.

Performance Schedule and Tickets:
Saturday, December 15 @ 12:00pm
FREE
Meet us on the east side of the MATCH to start, the performance will begin at 12:30
Performance will end in Midtown Park
We encourage everyone to ride share to MATCH

ABOUT FRAME DANCE
Frame Dance Productions is a Houston-based contemporary dance company founded by Lydia Hance in 2010. An immersive inroad to into play and creativity, Frame Dance gives the people of Houston a physical, intellectual, and spiritual connection to themselves and each other. We offer Houstonians a safe place to explore creativity and experience challenging, artful, and undiluted modern dance. And we do it with an unmatched quality, spirited optimism, and inclusive welcome.

Frame Dance has quickly become a fresh and energetic presence through internationally screened dance films and responsive, intimate performances in exciting and unconventional spaces like art galleries, ferry boats, dance festivals, warehouses, claw foot bathtubs, downtown buildings, and City Hall. The Framers include 8 nationally acclaimed dancers, cutting-edge collaborations with painters, photographers, playwrights, poets, chefs, community members, and emerging and established composers. Frame Dance Productions is committed to working with 100% new music by living composers.

ABOUT LYDIA HANCE
Dubbed Houston’s “queen of curious locations,” Lydia Hance is the Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and Arts + Culture Texas has described her as “sharply focused.” Hance has choreographed works on the Galveston pier, the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, clawfoot bathtubs and museums, stages, and warehouses. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. Hance is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer originally from the California Bay Area. Her work has been funded by the Puffin Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, Dance Source Houston, City of Houston, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, and the Houston Parks Board. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU. Since 2011 she has been a curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, and has served on the artist boards of DiverseWorks, and Fresh Arts.

PROJECT SPONSOR
METROdances: The Holiday Edition is made possible by the support of Midtown Management District.

 


Free Demo Classes

Free Demo Classes

Join us for Demo Classes to explore our programs for children, youth, and adults. Please see the schedule and RSVP by emailing lydia.hance@framedance.org.

Creative Movement I & II (2 – 5 w/ parent)
December 16, 3:30 River Oaks School of Dancing
January 5, 10am River Oaks School of Dancing

Little Framers (5 – 7 y/o)
December 5, 4:15 – 5:25 Yogaleena Yoga Studio & Boutique

Junior Framers (8 – 12 y/o)
December 10, 4:15 – 5:25 Yogaleena Yoga Studio & Boutique

MultiGen Framers (8 – 99 y/o)
December 8, 11am – 12:15 River Oaks School of Dancing

We believe the process of learning is rich and should not be rushed. Each student has unique creative potential that we are passionate about cultivating to equip them for a fulfilling life of thinking, questioning, and creating. We understand that the study of dance creates compassionate, problem-solving, disciplined, curious, confident, creative members of our society. Our program attracts the thinkers, the wigglers, the jumpers, the scribblers, the dreamers, the creators.

To register, please email lydia.hance@framedance.org. Admission is free. RSVPS on facebook will not be counted as a RSVP. Come join #framernation!


Toddler Dance Class – Winter 2019

Toddler Dance Class – Winter 2019

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children who are walking through 24 months

Weekly Class Time: Wednesdays @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Session I: Wednesdays, January 16 – February 27 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Session II: Wednesdays, March 6 – May 1 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM (off March 13 and April 17)

Session Cost: $175 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $325
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • new little friends
  • early learning of the importance of movement and exercise. And good for you for modeling this!

Dress Code: Anything you can move in. We dance barefoot.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

At Frame Dance we believe everyone and anyone can dance. We fundraise each year to make this possible. A limited number of scholarships are available and are given on a first-come-first-served basis for those who qualify. Applicants must reapply each year. All recipients pay an annual $25 registration fee. Please contact us for more information by email or phone at lydia.hance@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.