2020/2021 Season

Erin Curtis, Light Shift, 2020. Photo by Nash Baker

Open Dance Project @ The Moody Center for the Arts, Saturday, August 29 at 7:30 pm Instagram Live

Friday, Sept 4th at noon Video Release on Moody Center’s YouTube Channel

Open Dance Project returns 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 will interact with the Curtis’ window display with play, water and joy. With live music by Kirk Suddreath, instagram live audience members on Saturday, August 29th from 7:30-8 pm will witness Open Dance Project as they film a dance video creation to be released on Moody’s YouTube channel September 4th, 2020

Musiqa in Motion @ MATCH Houston January 9 & 10, 2021

Open Dance Project and ODP 2 team up with the composers and musicians of Musiqa to premiere a new work in January, 2021

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. 

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).