DANCE YOUR OWN NUTCRACKER
DECEMBER 4TH, 1-2:30PM
Open Dance Project is an ensemble-driven dance theater company with a threefold mission: to develop and present world-class dance theater performance experiences in Houston; to develop collaborative community through our education and outreach programs; and to facilitate connections between the Houston dance community and outside artists through guest artist residencies, workshops and exchanges. Open Dance Project’s highly stylized performance experiences break down conventional barriers between artist and audience to make dance more accessible and meaningful for both. Dynamic, three-dimensional architectural environments and the engagement of interactive technologies collapse the distance between the subject and the stage, live performance and new media, dance and theater. Open Dance Project’s performance and education programs invite the audience to explore dance and dance making from their own self-determined vantage point – simultaneously demystifying dance and making dance matter.
Photos by Lynn Lane
“Our ensemble-driven work draws on the rich well of diverse talents and life experiences of our company members to make work that is athletic, virtuosic, witty, sharp, theatrical, whimsical, socially engaged and deeply human.” – Artistic Director, Annie Arnoult