Barnstorm Dance Fest

Barnstorm Dance Fest

Joel Aguilera’s Rasa. Photo by Lynn Lane

The 6th annual Barnstorm Dance Fest, presented by Dance Source Houston, will take place June 9-14, 2020 at MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Applications for works 5-15 minutes in length were accepted from October-December 2019 from all genres of dance. Selected applicants will perform their work twice during the festival and will receive a $250 stipend.

Notification has been sent to all applicants. If you have not received notification, please check your spam folder or log in to your Submittable account to view the message. The line up for the 2020 festival will be shared soon!



Ayan Felix’s “Secure the Bag.” Photo by Lynn Lane

Barnstorm Dance Fest Event Schedule
Tuesday, June 9 – Opening night reception and artist talks – 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 10 – Program A performance – 8pm
Thursday, June 11 – Program B performance – 8pm
Friday, June 12 – Master classes – 10am-1pm // Program C performance – 8pm
Saturday, June 13 – Master classes 10am-1pm // Program B performance – 5pm // Program A performance – 8pm
Sunday, June 14 – Program C performance – 5pm

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By |2020-03-09T21:01:40+00:00October 15th, 2019|Barnstorm Dance Fest, Dance Source Programs|5 Comments


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