A moment from 'The House,' choreographed by Nao Kusuzaki

WALKING THE GROUNDS of the Heights Ironworks is like stepping back in time, making it the ideal location for choreographer and former Houston Ballet soloist Nao Kusuzaki’s immersive dance performance, The House. Created for Houston Contemporary Dance Company and running Feb. 8-10 (5pm, 7pm and 9pm), The House explores the groundbreaking accomplishments of Barbara Jordan, the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, and Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Although Jordan and Lee’s paths never crossed, Kusuzaki imagines them as guests at the Yale House, a five-room historic landmark built in 1903.

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Brett Ishida, photographed by Amitava Sarkar at Asia Society Texas Center

HOUSTON DANCE LOVERS are still talking about last January’s powerhouse performance by ISHIDA Dance Company, the only US company recognized in Dance Magazine’s “25 to watch” for 2023.

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Burlesque Dancer Lady AnnaBelle performs at The Burly Soirée (Photo by Striking Designs)

THIS SUNDAY, DEC. 17, Houston’s premiere and perhaps most unique burlesque troupe The Divine Darlings presents a special Ho Ho Holiday edition of The Burly Soirée at 8th Wonder Distillery.

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