NobleMotion Dance (NMD) is one of Houston’s premier contemporary dance companies. Located in downtown Houston, NMD is a Resident Incubator at the Houston Arts Alliance and is currently on the TCA Touring Roster. The company’s season consists of three Houston productions a year and tours regularly to New York City. NMD employs two choreographers, two light and technology artists, and ten dancers of varying styles from culturally diverse backgrounds. The company has a broad repertory and remains focused on creating new work that challenges the status quo.
NMD’s debut in Houston’s Big Range Dance Festival in June 2009 and was met with critical acclaim. Critic Neil Ellis Orts stated, “the company exhibits an extraordinary athleticism…NobleMotion Dance is a name to watch.” Invitations to perform as a part of Dance Houston, Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance, and the JCC’s Triple Focus followed shortly after. Critic Nancy Wozny hailed, “NobleMotion emerged as the company to gush about” in her 2010 year in review.
In the fall of 2011, NMD and Jeremy Choate presented an evening comprised of nine interactive light installations. Splitting Night: An Evening of Dance and Light was named by Critic Theodore Bale as the “don’t miss it” dance event of the season. In the fall of 2012, NMD once again was met with critical success for Spitting Ether, an “imaginative and exciting” evening of dance and technology. And in 2013, NMD collaborated with Austin band My Education in Collide. The evening was presented in downtown Houston at The Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall. Notably, the company nearly sold out the venue two nights – a feat rarely accomplished by hometown contemporary dance companies.
This past year alone NMD has received over ten positive reviews and articles. We recently presented our work at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as well as the Ailey Theater in New York City. The organization has enjoyed incredible success with four years of fundraising through the Kickstarter/Power2Give campaigns, raising over $40,000 in donations. And we have just been awarded funding from the Houston Endowment to hire a full-time Executive Director.
In just five years, NMD has distinguished itself as one of Houston’s most important dance companies. NMD brings a fresh perspective to our community and our mission of integrating technology with dance is unique to this region. Recently NMD was featured in AAA Texas Journal, a publication of one million, as one of three contemporary dance companies making their mark to help Houston become “The Big Apple of the South.”