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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
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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
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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
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Artists of NobleMotion Dance Photo by Julian Grandberry
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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