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Performance | The Family Mantra

Join CAMHLAB artists-in-residence Frame Dance for a site-specific presentation of The Family Mantra at Montrose Collective.

The Family Mantra is an installation-based participatory performance about generational psychological shifts within Houston’s communities. Throughout their CAMHLAB residency, Frame Dance has utilized the space at Montrose Collective through weekly events with the goal of building bonds and creative expression for both the dancers and the general public. Free and open to the public, The Family Mantra performance is a site-specific “dance for all.”

Location and Accessibility

Montrose Collective
888 Westheimer Road #159
Houston, Texas 77006

The Family Mantra will have an indoor and outdoor portion. For questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility, please contact

Ticket Information

Guests may choose to attend the performance on either date (see schedule below). Limited tickets will be available for the indoor portion of the performance on both dates. There will be a waitlist for those unable to obtain a ticket.

The outdoor portion of the performance is open to all guests regardless of RSVP.

Performance Schedule

Day One | Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 2–3PM
Day Two | Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 2–3PM

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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.


CAMHLAB is an ongoing artist-in-residence initiative that gives the Museum to artists and supports them working within, and in partnership with, CAMH to develop new work and ideas. Through both short-term residencies and long-term collaborations with artists, CAMHLAB offers critical and early-stage direct support of artists’ process and production of new work. CAMHLAB residencies seek to directly connect artists and audiences through unexpected and unforgettable experiences of contemporary art. Learn more about the program here.