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Abou Lagraa’s simultaneously stark and densely complicated A World in Itself, performed by France’s Compagnie La Baraka and courageously presented by Society for the Performing Arts in February, could be seen as a kind of omen.
Photo by Eric Bourdet
A synthesis of musicians and dancers on stage was offered as well by Emily Johnson and Blackfish at Diverseworks in April with The Thank You Bar.
Photo by Cameron Wittig
Dance Salad, one of the greatest contemporary dance festivals on the international scene and without doubt the biggest feather in Houston’s dance cap
Photo by Carol Rosegg
Artists of NobleMotion Dance
Photo by Julian Grandberry
The most adventurous, if not spectacular, work this year from a Houston-based choreographer was the premiere of Karen Stokes and Bill Ryan’s The Secondary Colors in October at The Hobby Center.
Photo by Lynn Lane