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Celebrating 10 Years Of The Dance Gallery Festival Texas

September 25, 2019
SHSU Media Contact: Dionne Noble

Astrid von Ussar and Andy Noble, co-artistic directors of The Dance Gallery Festival TX, announce the lineup for this dynamic dance evening that begins at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4-5 at the Sam Houston State University Performing Arts Center.

Established in New York in 2007, the festival came to Sam Houston State in 2010, making this year the 10th anniversary of bringing emerging and established dance artists from all over the world to the Piney Woods.

DanceBannerPhoto by Julie Lemberger, Trabien Pollard

Ten choreographers will present innovative work on this year’s Texas program including four NYC artists – Annalee Taylor, Rosie DeAngelo (The Nash Conspiracy), Rohan Bhargava (Rovaco Dance Company) and Nicole Caruana (UANA DANS) – as well as artists from around the nation including Brandon Whited/Santa Barbara Dance Theater from California, Colette Kerwick from New Mexico, Evelyn Toh from Texas (originally from Singapore), Jessica Miller Tomlinson from Illinois, Mark Caserta from Texas, and Trabien Pollard from Virginia.

“The festival is a wonderful opportunity to bring together artists who are making work all over the country and showcase their ideas in one program. That’s what I look forward to – seeing what everyone else is up to,” said Dionne Sparkman Noble, assistant professor of Dance. “The same program is presented each evening – 10 artists, one stage. The Dance Gallery Festival Texas is truly a gem and it takes place right here in Huntsville. I hope the community will come out to support this one-of-a-kind event.”

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Annalee Taylor - NY

Brandon Whited/Santa Barbara Dance Theater - CA

Colette R Kerwick – New Mexico

Evelyn Toh – TX

Jessica Miller Tomlinson – IL

Mark Caserta – TX

Rosie DeAngelo/The Nash Conspiracy – NY

Rohan Bhargava/Rovaco Dance – NY

Trebien Pollard – VA

UANA DANS/Nicole Caruana – NY


Dance Gallery Festival Texas

October 4-5, 2019 @ 8 PM

James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater

Tickets available

General Public special advance ticket prices if purchased before September 29. Group sale tickets available. SHSU Students free if reserved between Sept 29 – October 4 (by 7:00 PM).


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