Barnstorm Dance Fest

Barnstorm Dance Fest

Photo by Lynn Lane

Dance Source Houston presents the third annual Barnstorm Dance Fest June 15-24, 2017 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH). The festival will feature works by 23 dance makers.

The roster of participants is spread across three unique programs, offering audiences a full sampling of Houston-based artists, as well as choreographers from across the region and nation. Festival participants were curated from an overwhelming number of applicants by a panel of leaders in the field. The diverse selection of genres featured in this year’s festival includes ballet, Kathak, modern, Bharatanatyam and contemporary.

Dance Source Houston’s five current Artists In Residence (AIR) will present the work they have been developing over the course of the 2016-17 residency term, which has provided the artists with free rehearsal space, professional development workshops, and proposal writing assistance. Program B, to be performed June 16 & 23, will feature new works by AIRs Laura Harrell, Tyesha Lewis, Jennifer Mabus, Felicia Thomas and Heather vonReichbauer.

In addition to performances the festival will also feature workshops and master classes with selected choreographers each weekend. To read the full press release announcing this year’s line up click here.

Barnstorm Dance Fest Schedule:

Program A – June 15 & 17
6 Degrees
ARCOS (Austin, TX)
Abijan Johnson
Brother(hood) Dance! (Brooklyn, NY)
Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (Dallas, TX)
Group Acorde
Nritya Dance Company
Open Dance Project
Tawnya Kannarr

Program B – June 16 & 23
Laura Harrell
Ty Lewis
Jennifer Mabus
Felicia Thomas
Heather vonReichbauer

Program C – June 22 & 24
AJ Garcia-Rameau (Austin, TX)
Bombshell Dance Project (Plano, TX)
Elijah Gibson
ENZO CELLI | Vivo Ballet
John Beasant III
Kalpana Subbarao
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company (Austin, TX)
Michelle Cantua
Timithy Holecek

When: June 15-24, 2017

Where: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main Street

Tickets: $20 any one program, $35 any two programs, $50 all three programs. Tickets available at

More information at

About the Barnstorm Dance Fest
Barnstorm Dance Fest, a two-week, showcase style dance festival, will take place in June 15-24, 2017 and will highlight the breadth and quality of contemporary dance in Houston. Featuring 23 different dance artists and companies in three unique programs, it will provide artists with an opportunity to present new work, without the burden of element of self production. The showcase style performances will give Houston’s dance audiences the opportunity to discover new artists to love. In addition to performances, the festival also features workshops, master classes and artist talkbacks with Barnstorm choreographers.


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