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B movie or Super Bowl escape? Houston dancers find a lot to like — and hate — in Black Swan Natalie Portman calls the film “a conversation piece,” and Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s dark riff on ballet, certainly has the dance world talking. The movie captivated the attention of …   Five (Plus) Questions Encore: …

Uptown Dance Company — Dance Infusion

Uptown Dance Company threw its hat into the Houston ring of contemporary dance ensembles not much more than a year ago, becoming an all-professional troupe after focusing for several years on providing pre-professionals at Uptown Dance Centre (the company’s affiliated school) an outlet to hone their performance skills. Their latest project, Dance Infusion, staged October …

Emerging Talent, A Conversation with Joseph Walsh of Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet corps de ballet member Joseph Walsh is having a great season so far. This summer it was announced that he had been recognized as an emerging talent in dance with a Princess Grace Award. As a recipient he’ll be joining the esteemed company of past winners such as Ethan Steifel, Robert Battle, Gillian …