Dance Salad Festival 2017

Dance Salad Festival 2017

Photo by Filip Van Roe

Dance Salad is old enough to vote, drink and die for its country, so at this point, any produce-related metaphor would be as fresh as the jicama in your day-old Salata bowl. This year’s festival is more like “We Are the World.” Memphis Jookin, the traditional Indian dance Kuchipudi, classical ballet and contemporary dance share space on the same program. “People are coming together whether people like it or not,” says Nancy Henderek, director and founder of Dance Salad, in a thinly veiled rebuke to the current U.S. president. “I travel to many places in the world to gather the beautiful dances that are seen in Dance Salad Festival,” says Henderek, who has curated the festival the past 22 years. “And dancers from around the world consider it an honor to be invited to Houston to perform.”

7:30 p.m. Thursday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. April 14-15. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 832-487-7041 or visit dancesalad.org. $19.50 to $52.50.
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