2020/2021 Season

Inside/Out – Open Dance Project and Musiqa’s collaboration premieres February 13, 2021

Musiqa and Open Dance Project proudly announce the February 13 premiere of two short dance films set to music by Andrew Norman and Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté. This production will feature four musicians, twenty dancers, and the creativity of two Houston organizations deeply committed to innovative cross-disciplinary exploration. “Inside/Out” marks their third collaboration in five years and will be filmed by Houston artist James Templeton.

The Open Dance Project company of dancers will be joined on film by ODP2, Open Dance Projects’ company of young dancers who range in age from 12 through 18, and take part in a rigorous schedule of ballet and modern dance courses under the guidance of Artistic Director Arnoult. “Inside/Out” will provide them the opportunity to work and train in building a new contemporary modern dance from the ground up.
“Inside/Out” will be available for online viewing at www.musiqahouston.org between 10 am and 10 pm CT on February 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. The suggested ticket price is $25.00, but all Musiqa performances are “Pay What You Can.”  

Tickets: https://musiqahouston.org/inside-out/

All the Devils are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos @ MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, May 6-15, 2021

Co-presentation with Diverseworks supported by NPN’s Creation Fund.

Shakespeare’s The Tempest collides with the true story of an unsolved murder in the Galapagos in 1929. This immersive dance theater performance follows the failed attempts of a nihilist couple, a conservative family, and a baroness and her two gay lovers to escape the world of man on the uninhabited island of Floreana. Their conflicting visions of Paradise, sexual and moral “rightness,” colonial instincts, and social and psychological demons lead to disaster and provide a rich canvas for a poignant examination of basic human rights, social justice, and power structures. 

Interested in learning more about the process of creating this production. Our Roundtable “Power, Sexuality and Climate and Change” co-presented with DiverseWorks that took place on Jan. 30th is available for viewing on our vimeo page and is a highly recommended resources for audiences for learn about ODP’s work.

All the Devils are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos is co-presented by Open Dance Project and DiverseWorks, Inc. Houston and is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by DiverseWorks in partnership with Studio5, Evanston and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). 

Open Dance Project @ The Moody Center for the Arts, Sept. 2020

Open Dance Project returned full force to its 2020/21 season responding to installation artist Erin Curtis’ work Light Shift at Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. ODP’s full company of 12 interacted with the Curtis’ window display with play, water and joy with live music by Kirk Suddreath. To view the full video dance creation visit Moody Center’s YouTube Channel.