2017

 

February 7-10, 2017

Framing Dance:  A Discovery Series

TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF FRAMING DANCE

Zilkha Hall  Hobby Center for Performing Arts

9:30 am & 11:30 am performances  FULLY BOOKED

Reservations:  Annalisa Minnitti <Annalisa@thehobbycenter.org>

Information: Education Projects

 

March 5, 2017

Performance of Duet for French Pavilion at the French Consulate

 

March 27, 2017

KSD performance at ribbon cutting ceremony for the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute at the University of Houston.

 

July 17-29, 2017

KSD Fifth Annual BOOT CAMP

Two weeks of dance technique classes by a mixed slate of outstanding teachers.  Int-Adv level.

Location: University of Houston. 

Information about instructors & registration in May.

 

August 27, 2017

Theater District Day Open House

Zilkha Hall Hobby Center for Performing Arts

KSD Peformance time TBA

12:00-4:00 pm (Lobby table open)

 

November 8-11, 2017

KSD at the MATCH

New and recycled choreography.  Evening includes new engagment project "Audience Games."

 

2016 Archival Information

Tree People at Discovery Green Houston

 

February 2-4, 2016

Framing Dance:  A Discovery Series

TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF FRAMING DANCE

Zilkha Hall  Hobby Center for Performing Arts

9:30 am & 11:30 am performances  FULLY BOOKED

Reservations:  Annalisa Minnitti <Annalisa@thehobbycenter.org>

Information: Education Projects

 

February 19, 2016

"Tree People"

Karen Stokes Dance returns to Discovery Green for a performance that interacts with the installation Field of Light by Bruce Munro

Time:   7:00 pm & 7:40 pm

Location: Location: Discovery Green®  park in downtown Houston

1500 McKinney  MAP

 

March 8-13, 2016

"Just Us"

Rehearsal Director Bryan Peck sets repertory work "Just Us" on dance students at University of Wisconsin, Eau Clare.

 

July 18-July 30, 2016

KSD Fourth Annual Boot Camp!

Two weeks of dance technique classes by a mixed slate of outstanding teachers.  Int-Adv level.

Location: University of Houston. 

 

August 28, 2016

Theater District Day Open House

Zilkha Hall Hobby Center for Performing Arts

KSD Peformance time TBA

12:00-4:00 pm (Lobby table open)

 

October 20-22, 2016

"DEEP: Seaspace"

The culminating staged performance of the DEEP: Seaspace initiative.

Original music by Bill Ryan.

Further information pending (regarding reservations & times).

Zilkha Hall Hobby Center for Performing Arts

 

Jerrica Mark in "Drench" Photo: Lynn Lane

2015 Archival Information

 

February 3-5, 2015

Framing Dance:  A Discovery Series

Zilkha Hall  Hobby Center for Performing Arts

9:30 am & 11:30 am performances FULLY BOOKED

Reservations:  Annalisa Minnitti <Annalisa@thehobbycenter.org>

Information: Education Projects

 

April 19, 2015

"Ten Tiny Dances" 

10 different choreographers will be showing solos on a 4x4 platform. Brittany Bass will perform a solo by Karen Stokes as part of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts CounterCurrent Festival. 

11 am Brunch, 12 noon Performances

Location: Adjacent to 13 Celsius, 3000 Caroline Street

Information:  CounterCurrent Festival

 

April 26, 2015 

"Backstage at Allen's Landing"  SOLD OUT 

The University of Houston Interdisciplinary Arts course "Site Performance," explores "Allen's Landing" on the north White Oak side of the site under the direction of Karen Stokes. On April 26, guests can engage with this exploration through a special walking tour with surprise performances by students and KSD dancers that relate to the architecture, landscape, and history of the site. 

Location: White Oak Bayou at Wood Street between N.Main and San Jacinto Blvd, Downtown Houston

Reservations required. 

 

June 5-6, 2015 

MARAVILLOSO 2015: The Water Festival

KSD premieres "Drench" at Discovery Green at 8:30pm.  DRENCH TRAILER

Evening includes performance by Chanson d'Eau, a Belgium performance group http://www.chansondeau.com/index.php 

Location: Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston

More information: http://www.discoverygreen.com/circus

 

July 20-August 1, 2015

KSD Third Annual Boot Camp!

Two weeks of dance technique classes by a mixed slate of outstanding teachers.  Int-Adv level.

Location: University of Houston. 

 

August 30, 2015

Theater District Day Open House

Zilkha Hall Hobby Center for Performing Arts

KSD Peformance time TBA

12:00-4:00 pm (Lobby table open)

 

October 18, 2015

"Sunset at White Oak Bayou"

A site specific work near Allen's Landing, part of the DEEP: Seaspace initiative.

Original music by Brad Sayles, played live by Heights 5 Brass.

Further information pending (regarding reservations & times).

RAIN DATE:  November 1, 2015

 

Photo Lynn Lane "Dualities: Black & White" 2014. Photo Lynn Lane

2014 Archival Information

 

February 4-6, 2014

Framing Dance:  A Discovery Series

Zilkha Hall  Hobby Center for Performing Arts

9:30 am & 11:30 am performances FULLY BOOKED

Reservations:  Annalisa Minnitti <Annalisa@thehobbycenter.org>

Information:  www.karenstokesdance.org

 

June 1, 2014

"Black & White"  A new duet by Karen Stokes with music by Tiziana De Carolis

To be performed at an open house for the exhibition "Ailleurs/Elsewhere" curated by Yvonamor Palix.  Hosted by the Honorable Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, and wife, Jane Seam.

Limited seating for performance, please RSVP: <ypalix@yvonamorpalixart.com>

Time:  4:00 pm

Location:  1904 Kirby Drive, Houston 77019

Performers:  Yahudi Castaneda and Bryan Peck

NOTE:  Exhibition open to the public from 11am-5pm on May 31 and June 1.

 

August 24, 2014

Theater Day Performance

Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for Performing Arts

12:00-4:00 pm

 

September 30 - Oct 2, 2014

"Dance, Film, & Conversation"

Time:  7:30 pm

Location:  The Barn, 2201 Preston St, Houston

Tickets & Info

An evening that includes live performance by KSD, dance for camera projects, and a conversation with the artists.  Will include elements from DEEP:Seaspace projects.  September 30 will be special student showing, Oct 1 & 2:  General public.

 

October 3 & 4, 2014

Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival

Time:  7:30 pm

Location:  College Station, Texas

Information:  http://www.brazosdance.org/

Performance of "Dualities: Black & White,"  music by Tiziana De Carolis.

 

Channel/1836." A DEEP: Seaspace Project.

2013 Archival Information

January 29-31, 2013

Framing Dance, A Discovery Series

9:30 am & 11:30 am Shows  FULLY BOOKED

Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for Performing Arts

Interested Teachers:  Framing Dance

 

January 26, 2013

Artopia

KSD performs at Houston Press's annual celebration. 

KSD received a 2013 Masterminds Award from Houston Press.

For information: ARTOPIA 2013

 

August 25, 2013

Theater Day Performance

Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for Performing Arts

12:00-4:00 pm

KSD Performance:  12:55 pm

 

October 1, 2013

The Methodist Hospital
Center for Performing Arts Medicine
Lobby, 6565 Fannin Street

Noon



2012 Archival Information

November 15-17, 2012

Vine Leaf Dances

An Evening of Short Works

Barnevelder Theater 2201 Preston St.

8:00 pm  SOLD OUT

 

August 26, 2012

Theater Day Performance

Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for Performing Arts

12:00-4:00 pm

KSD Performance:  12:45 pm

 

June 15-16, 2012

Gallery Constructions 1-3

A new dance for camera project.

Big Range Dance Festival

Barnevelder Theater 2201 Preston St

8:00 pm

 

January 29-31, 2012

Framing Dance

Discovery Series

Zilkha Hall Hobby Center for Performing Arts

9:30 & 11:30 am shows SOLD OUT

 

 

 

Distreston, 2012. Photo by Lynn Lane.

2011 Archival Information


  • February 1-3, 2011:  Framing Dance Discovery Series at Zilkha Hall with open to public performance on February 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm.  Framing Dance Discovery Series was fully booked for our 2011 season - thank you to the Hobby Center & Young Audiences. See Docu-Short here:  Framing Dance 2010
  • February 18, 2011:  Choreographer & Composer Exchange with Jane Weiner of Hopestone, Karen Stokes, Bill Ryan, and Todd Reynolds.  Wortham Theater Lab 208 at 6:00 pm. See video here:  The Exchange 2011
  • March 3 & 4, 2011:  12 Minutes Max at Diverse Works, Houston.  Excerpts from 2 new works, including a sneak peek at collaboration with composer Bill Ryan.  7:30 pm.
  • March-April 2011:  Film Shoot:  Bob Dorough (jazz composer/musician) film project "FOAM".
  • October 20-22, 2011:  The Secondary Colors at Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston. The Secondary Colors was presented in partnership with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston. The project was a first time collaboration between  composer Bill Ryan & Karen Stokes. The premiere featured musical artists David Cossin, Michael Lowenstern, Jonathan Nichol, Todd Reynolds, Andrew Russo, and Pablo Mahave-Veglia.

2010 Archival Information


  • December 2010:  Framing Dance Documentary Short video wins "Editor's Choice for Video of the Month" by Dance Teacher Magazine.
  • November 2010:  Residency #1 with composer Bill Ryan for October 2011 project (see inside look for view of November residency)
  • Points of View on the exhibit "Dance with Camera" by Karen & Roberta Stokes at the Contemporary Arts Museum/Houston on Saturday October 9 at 2:00 pm Video: CAMH with Stokes & Stokes
  • Fall 2010:  Open company classes in Houston.  Advanced Modern Dance & Ballet for modern dancers at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, and 9:30 am on Saturdays at University of Houston.  INFO:  Rotating roster of master classes
  • Sunday August 29 at Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for Performing Arts, Houston: Theater Day.  Toni Valle & Teresa Chapman perform solos by Karen Stokes at 2:45 pm.  TDG will have an info table in the lobby. Drop by, everything free.  Theater Day runs from noon-4pm.
  • Teresa Chapman & Karen Stokes traveled to Karlstad Sweden in June to perform "2 for 1, New & Used," a new duet by Stokes about the passage of time using old & new material.  TDG/Houston was accepted by juried invitation to perform at Abundance 2010 in Sweden, an international dance festival.  Go to "Inside" to view rehearsal footage of this project.  You can also check out Karen's Travelogue about the trip here: Travel Journal Sweden
  • Check out news about colleague Kimberly Karpanty's latest work at www.travestydancegroupcleveland.com
  • Director Karen Stokes enjoyed meeting dance colleagues Anne Bulteau at the Academie Regionale de Danse and Sebestien Kempf of the Centre Choregraphique National de Caen in Caen France.   Looking forward to future collaborations abroad.
  • Our educational show for students "Framing Dance" at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts was a big success in both 2010 & 2011.  Thank you to the Hobby Center and Young Audiences for their great partnership with us.
  • In Progress:  "I Go With My Feet," a video dance installation by Karen Stokes.
MasterMinds Award, 2013.

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Best Choreographer in Houston by Houston Press in 2014 & 2015.

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