NMD "In the News"

Press Quotes

“Scene after scene gave us so much richness, so much artfulness, be it a long, evolving argument full of recrimination and moral wrestling between Dan and his wife Steph (Hope Davis) in their home shot like an eavesdrop, or an audacious single-take capture of a modern dance performance, a beautifully performed thing unto itself that sensually expressed themes of community and divisiveness, exposure and hiddenness, relational violence and fraught intimacy, alienation and loneliness.”

~ Entertainment Weekly, Regarding choreography in ABC’s Dramatic Series American Crime – Review by Jeff Jensen

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NobleMotion listed as Best Dance Company in 2015 & 2016 by the Houston Press.

~Houston Press, Best of Arts & Entertainment

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“NobleMotion is mentioned in March 2012 issue of Dance Magazine as one of Houston’s “A-list” dance companies.”

~ Dance Magazine – Article by Nancy Wozny

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“…for the finale, each dancer only spends a brief, running revolution around the arm before launching themselves across the stage, joyously bursting into phrasework that proves that the cast is not only a group of astonishingly strong and controlled stunt performers, but also fantastically skilled movers. “
~The Stewardship Report – Review by Courtney Escoyne for New York’s Dance Gallery Festival 2017 Level UP performance

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“NobleMotion Dance makes things look easy, in the best way possible. Co-Artistic Directors Andy Noble and Dionne Sparkman Noble’s choreography may be astoundingly athletic, fast-paced, driving; but the company of 10 sure-footed dancers makes it all look like a breeze. In their latest production, Storm Front: Experience the Elements, that “breeze” was both figurative and literal.”
~The Dance Dish – Review by Claire Christine Spera

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“I gasped when these daredevils careened into night, fearlessly leaping into the void. The experience gave new meaning to coming out of nowhere. “

~ Culturemap – Preview by Nancy Wozny

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“In their mission statement, they say they want to challenge both their own boundaries and those of their dancers and collaborators. On Friday night they accomplished that and more at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex with a cutting-edge program of formally sophisticated and socially provocative dances. For us, it’s the most exciting dance news of the summer.”

~ Houston Press by Theodore Bale

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“NobleMotion emerged as the dance company to gush about.”

~ Culturemap – Best Dance of 2010 by Nancy Wozny

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“Certain dances are like brilliant ruptures, and this one was without doubt the biggest of 2010”

~ Theodore Bale’s Fall 2011 Don’t Miss List

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The troupe has slipped into “It” dance company status at record speed.

~ Culturemap – Preview by Nancy Wozny

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Choreographers Andy Noble and Dionne Sparkman Noble craft mini epics filled with drama and individual character smartly pitted against clever, engaging ensemble work from the eight dancers.

~ Austin360.com by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

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“Nobles’ work had so many intricacies and illusions that were very pleasing to watch, that I could not help but muse over how it all came together.”

~ Dance Informa Digital Dance Magazine by Tara Sheena

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“In Photo Box D, bodies fly in and out of a velvet blackness, leaps disappear as if caught by a lightless void, while at other times, the dancers get literally sucked out of the light.”

~ Dance Source Houston by Nancy Wozny

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“Speed, attack and…even reckless virtuosity” – Kinky Kool Fan Blowing Hard at Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance

~ Dance Source Houston by Theodore Bale

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“…the company exhibits an extraordinary athleticism…NobleMotion Dance is a name to watch.”

~ Dance Source Houston by Neil Ellis Orts

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“Light Blanket x44, by Andy and Dionne Noble, has the most scintillating beginning since Balanchine’s Serenade.”

~ Dance Source Houston by D.L. Groover

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“…(the dancers) shove, push, walk and smash up against the wall in some all out thrilling partnering.”

~ Dance Source Houston by Nancy Wozny

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“Noble and his collaborators have crafted the rarest of treasures – a work of dance theater that has heart and conveys a message.”

~ Salt Lake Tribune by Karen Anne Webb

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“Andy Noble and Dionne Sparkman Noble score with a piece called small spaces. It’s dramatic, lyrical and melancholy and has a subtle narrative element that these choreographers often bring to their work.”

 ~  St. Petersburg Times by Martin Clear

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“…graceful, touching and visually interesting, using the space and the bodies in ways that are editorial and intimate, sad and exuberant.”

~ Seattleactor.com