Upcoming Performances

Dance Houston’s 16th Annual Celebration of Dance @ The Wortham Center Cullen Theater, September 7, 2019, 7:30pm 

Open Dance Project joins Houston dance community greats performing many styles of dance. 

Panopticon @ Studio5 Performing Arts Center in Evanston, IL, November 1-2, 2019: Friday and Saturday 7 pm and 9 pm

Panopticon is an hour-long immersive production choreographed by Annie Arnoult in collaboration with the performers and inspired by Open Dance Project’s ongoing research into the Sci-fi world of retro-futuristic dystopias. Set in a world where “citizens” are constantly being watched, a la George Orwell’s 1984, Panopticon follows two would-be lovers struggling with their desire for physical and emotional intimacy in a world where deep, human connection is forbidden.

Family Fun Day @ MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, January 19, 2020

Free and open to the public, the MATCH opens its doors to all of Houston families with a day of family fun. Open Dance Project performs sneak peeks from its upcoming production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz @ MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, January 24 – February 1, 2020, Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 pm and 4 pm 

Join Dorothy and friends as they dance their way through OZ. Great for all ages, this humorous and poignant coming-of-age tale features Open Dance Project’s signature athleticism, theatrical antics, aerial silks, acrobatics, and good old fashioned family fun. 

An Evening with Ido Tadmor & Open Dance Project @ Kaplan Theatre at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 pm

Open Dance Project joins forces with renowned Israeli choreographer Ido Tadmor for a collaborative evening of regional premieres and new works.

All the Devils are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos @ MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, May 7 – 16, 2020, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7 pm and 9 pm

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. 

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).