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 lifestyle@dallasvoice.com 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 stevencraiglindsey@me.com 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 [...]

Taylor made

Posted on 28 Oct 2010 at 7:04pm

A legendary choreographer, bisexual octogenarian Paul Taylor brings his muscular, gender-bending moves back to North Texas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com PAUL TAYLOR DANCE CO. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. $30–$60. 972-744-4657. EisemannCenter.com ……………………………. Paul Taylor has been exclusively a choreographer for longer than he [...]

Pyles announces line-up for celeb chef dinner

Posted on 25 Oct 2010 at 5:19pm

For 10 years, Stephan Pyles has hosted an autumn harvest dinner and auction to raise money for his culinary scholarship fund, attracting top talent to join him in the kitchen for an Iron Chef-like cook-off. This year’s star cooks are: Blaine Staniford of Grace in Fort Worth (formerly with Scene and Fuse); Matt Raso of [...]

500 days of Samir

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 10:54am

Male dancer Samir breaks the chains of Cirque du Soleil to blossom as ‘the guy’ with Bellydance Superstars RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com GRACE LAND | Samir adds a different flair to bellydancing as Bellydance Superstars’ first and only male dancer. BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS Palladium Ballroom, 1135 S. Lamar St. Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. [...]

Body art

Posted on 09 Sep 2010 at 7:00pm

Gay dancer Rob Laqui finds therapy in the fantasy of MOMIX’s ‘Botanica’ RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com AU NATUREL | ‘Botanica’ turns nature into art through dance with cast member Rob Laqui, below. MOMIX: BOTANICA Winspear Opera House 2403 Flora St. Sept. 10–11. 8 p.m. $19–$125. TITAS.org According to Rob Laqui, he’s pretty easy [...]

Not-so-strictly ballroom

Posted on 10 Jun 2010 at 1:26pm

By RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com It takes two to tango — and now same-sex couples can learn how together DANCING QUEEN | Shorena will usher couples into same-sex ballroom with classes starting Thursday. (Rich Lopez/Dallas Voice) DANCE LESSONS Gocha & Shorena Center of Dance, 2507 Knight St. Classes begin June 17 at 8 [...]

Dance revolution

Posted on 29 Apr 2010 at 10:33am

By RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com For his graduate thesis, Gregory King created ‘Spit’ to challenge homophobia and heterosexism ‘SPIT’ TAKE | Gregory King choreographed ‘Spit’ to express himself as a black gay man. SPIT At the Bob Hope Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. April 30–May 1 at 8 p.m. May [...]

Keeping up with Mr. Jones

Posted on 07 Jan 2010 at 10:40am

By RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Dance legend Bill T. Jones starts off 2010 by looking back to the Age of Lincoln STROKE OF GENIUS | Bill T. Jones turns history on its head with his dance works depicting the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. HISTORY LESSON Serenade/The Proposition, at Winspear Opera House, [...]