Join us for a screening of dance films with Frame x Frame Film Fest!
Kick off the opening night of Frame Dance’s Frame x Frame Film Fest (FXF) at CAMH! FXF will present ten short films exploring dance for the screen from Bulgaria, France, Canada, Poland, Australia, Spain, and Texas. At the intersection of film and dance, this genre is at the forefront of innovation through storytelling in dance.
Frame x Frame Film Fest, a program of Frame Dance, is co-presented by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Frame Dance, and Houston Ballet.
6:30PM | Doors open
7PM | FXF begins
Tickets are free and required to attend the screening at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH).
Location and Accessibility
This event will take place in the Cullen Education Resource Room, located in the lower-level Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery at CAMH.
Please review CAMH’s safety protocols here. Seating will be socially distanced and masks are encouraged to be worn throughout the event. If there are questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Frame x Frame Film Fest
Frame x Frame Film Fest (FXF) is a film festival presented by Frame Dance. From Argentina to Ghana and Singapore to Bulgaria, FXF features hundreds of artists from more than twenty different countries. From low-budget/high-impact works by Norwegian artist Einy Åm Sparks and Houston-based artist Kay Collymore, to the superstars of the screen dance world like the Hong Kong Ballet and Australasian Dance Collective, FXF presents internationally acclaimed artists alongside homegrown Houston artists in a powerfully eclectic festival of screen dance. The festival is presented annually, along with Frame Dance’s curriculum for Houston Independent School District, to grow and nurture emerging screen dance artists.
About Frame Dance
For over ten years, Frame Dance has brought radically inclusive and deeply personal contemporary dance to Houston. Led by Founder and Creative Director Lydia Hance, whom Dance Magazine calls “the city’s reigning guru of dance in public places,” the professional company is made up of six acclaimed co-creators committed to collaboration. Frame Dance has created over fifty unique site-specific performances and nine filmed dances screened in festivals all over the United States and Europe. With an unrelenting drive to make dance in relationship to environment, Frame Dance has created dance works for and with METRO, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston Parks Board, Plant It Forward Farms, CORE Dance, Rice University, Houston Ballet, 14 Pews, Aurora Picture Show, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Frame Dance’s productions were described by Arts and Culture Texas Editor-in-Chief Nancy Wozny as “some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.” Lydia Hance is a champion of living composers and is dedicated to work exclusively with new music.
In 2022, Frame Dance was a CAMHLAB artist-in-residence and presented The Family Mantra. Installation-based and site-specific to the group’s residency at Montrose Collective, The Family Mantra began as a participatory project in which visitors of all ages shared phrases they heard within their families, providing inspiration for the culminating performance. Learn more about The Family Mantra and Frame Dance’s residency here.
Image caption: image courtesy Frame x Frame Film Fest.