Staying en pointe

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 at 8:30am

As the Joffrey returns to Dallas to mark a century of ‘Rite of Spring, ‘TITAS’ director Charles Santos examines the need for dance in North Texas GREGORY SULLIVAN ISAACS  | Contributing Writer When we sat down to talk about the visit of the Joffrey Ballet, TITAS director Charles Santos was unsure what TITAS actually […]

The speed of sex

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 8:30am

After nearly 30 years, Stephen Petronio — known for his fast-paced, homoerotic choreography — finally brings his dance company to Dallas   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor A lot of choreographers are known for the their style (modern, classical, experimental) or the dancers they work with, but for Stephen Petronio, musicians fuel his muse. […]

Leap forward

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 at 8:00am

Gay modern dance master Doug Varone swoops into the Winspear   STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer For award-winning choreographer Doug Varone, dance has always been his calling. “I feel as if I was always choreographing, even as a young kid,” he says. “I always had a visual sense of seeing things in space and […]

Tony the tiger

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 8:00am

The legendary club DJ brings his patented energy to TMC for Parade Day BearDance RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer Gay culture has always been ahead of mainstream society when it comes to fashion, sex and music. But the straight folks eventually catch up. Take the DJ — an exalted occupation in the gay arena. But […]

Belly up

Posted on 10 Aug 2012 at 8:00am

Trans man Draconis von Trapp explains transitioning … to belly dancing You might think there is no common ground between the transgender and Middle Eastern dance communities. But actually, they do have two things in common: Both are slowly gaining more mainstream popularity and acceptance (though most people get tongue-tied if you bring either up […]

Get Bruce Wood

Posted on 14 Jun 2012 at 7:55pm

One of Texas’ artistic treasures, choreographer  Bruce Wood continues to amaze the dance world   GREGORY SULLIVAN ISAACS  | Contributing Writer The three male dancers are all entwined as they gracefully move under and around each other. “Keep moving. Don’t let go. Keep moving,” Bruce Wood shouts, “or you’ll get stuck.” Wood — for […]

Diavolo made him do it

Posted on 03 May 2012 at 5:40pm

Jacques Heim, founder and artistic director of the fanciful dance troupe Diavolo, creates poetry from motion STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer When Jacques Heim founded Diavolo Dance Theater in 1992, he probably wasn’t expecting it to become an officially recognized cultural treasure by the city of Los Angeles. And now, for two performances only, […]

Let’s get ready to rumba!

Posted on 14 Jul 2011 at 7:51pm

SO THEY KNOW THEY CAN DANCE | Lewis and Fridmanovich, who teamed up last year, bring professional ballroom to North Texas. For fleet-footed Ryan Lewis and partner Natalia Fridmanovich, ballroom dancing is still an underground gay scene in Dallas JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer For those of us with two left feet, just the […]

Stepping up

Posted on 09 Jun 2011 at 5:02pm

BACK IN FRONT | Bruce Wood, above, has launched a new contemporary ballet company which debuts Friday. He will continue his signature pairings of male dancers, including former company member Doug Hopkins, below center. 4 years after closing his acclaimed dance troupe, Bruce Wood is back — this time in Dallas, and more defiant than ever MARK […]

On Edge

Posted on 18 Nov 2010 at 5:10pm

Hubbard Street Dance’s gay leader Glenn Edgerton brings a dancer’s perspective to contemporary troupe STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer MOTION, EMOTION | Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance Company, led by Glenn Edgerton, continues to evolve after 33 years as a leading contemporary dance troupe. HUBBARD STREET DANCE Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Nov. 19 […]