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Houston International Dance Coalition's
April 1, 2, & 3, 2010
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm
Wortham Center, Cullen Theater
501 Texas Ave. Houston, Texas


Hyatt Regency Houston
Official Hotel of
Dance Salad Festival


Press Response to Dance Salad Festival 2010:

Review from Dance International (PDF).

Houston Accueil's interviews with Eric Gauthier, Gauthier Dance, Stuttgart, Germany; Raphael Coumes-Marquet Dresden SemperOper Ballet, Germany; dancers from Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy, France. (PDF article in French w/ English translation)

KUHF's The Front Row radio interview with choreographer Eric Gauthier, choreographer Eva Duda, and Dance Salad Artistic Director Nancy Henderek. Click here.

Review from Dance Magazine (PDF).

Review from Dance Europe (PDF).

Review from The Houston Chronicle.

Review from the University of Houston's Daily Cougar (PDF).

Review from San Diego News Network.

Interview with Drew Jacoby from

Interview with Nancy Henderek in Prime Living magazine (PDF).


Podcast of Nancy Henderek interviewed by Laurent Fouilloud-Buyat of Houston P.A. is now available. Click here.

Individual Evening Programs are now available. (Note: All Programs are subject to change.)

2010 Festival Press Release is now available.

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The much anticipated annual Dance Salad Festival returns the week of March 31st to April 3, 2010 beginning with the Choreographers’ Forum in the Brown Auditorium of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston with a reception following. This year, Ben Stevenson, former Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet and currently the Artistic Director of the Texas Ballet Theater (Fort Worth/Dallas), as well as the German choreographer Christian Spuck from Stuttgart Ballet will discuss their work. A beautiful Pas de Deux from Ben Stevenson's newly created choreography From the Corner will premiere in Houston on the opening night of the festival by dancers from the Texas Ballet Theater. Christian Spuck's excerpted version of Return of Ulysses will be presented in Dance Salad Festival by the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium. The forum will be moderated by Wendy Perron, Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine, New York City and Maggie Foyer, Senior Dance Critic of the Dance Europe, London.

Three Evening Performances are scheduled on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 1, 2 and 3, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. Each curated performance presents a roster of outstanding dancers and choreography from around the world. Among those coming to Houston exclusively for Dance Salad Festival are The Royal Ballet of Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium; Norwegian National Ballet, Oslo, Norway; Ballet de Lorraine, France; Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genéve, Switzerland; Hungarian National Ballet, Hungary; Compañia Nacional de Danza, Mexico; Netherlands Dance Theater; English National Ballet, London; Gelabert Azzopardi Companya de Dansa, Barcelona, Spain; Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Forth, Texas; Jacoby & Pronk, New York/Amsterdam; Gauthier Dance, Stuttgart, Germany; Central Europe Dance Theatre, Budapest, Hungary; and others. There will be more remarkable dance companies coming this year. The most updated information on the program will be available as soon as possible. Please, check for updates regularly.

Throughout the week of the Festival there will also be master classes, from intermediate to advanced level, taught by Festival participants at diverse locations throughout the city.


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Press Response to Dance Salad Festival 2009:

Review from Dance Europe (PDF).

Review from Dance International (PDF).

Interview with Mats Ek in the Houston Chronicle.

Review from Dance Magazine.

Review of Thursday's performance on

Review of Friday's performance on

Dance Source Houston interviews Nancy Henderek.


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