Prepare to have your socks knocked off because I have some sensational news to share. The world premiere of ISHIDA Dance Company’s “having been breathed out” is just around the corner, and it’s about to set the stage on fire! So mark your calendars for June 9th to June 11th, 2023, and head over to the Asia Society Texas Center, located at 370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, for an unforgettable experience.

Now, let me break it down for you. “having been breathed out” is a dazzling collaboration that brings together the creative brilliance of ISHIDA’s Artistic Director alongside two international powerhouses in the dance world: Adonis Foniadakis, the maestro from Greece, and the award-winning Romanian choreographer Edward Clug. Can you say “dance dream team”? Because I sure can!

Edward Cllung by Simein Zupanic

photographed by Amitava Sarkar

But that’s not all—prepare to have your minds blown by the world premiere of ISHIDA’s original poetic narrative titled “American Gothic.” Forget about pitchforks and somber expressions; this piece delves deep into the intricate dynamics of the nuclear family. With each graceful movement, ISHIDA masterfully captures the essence of human connection, identity, and the complex web of emotions that bind us all. 

Now, hold onto your seats as we cross the ocean to explore the artistic realms of Europe. Adonis Foniadakis, a living legend in the dance community, will present “Horizons.” Trust me, folks, this performance will transport you to new dimensions as Foniadakis pushes the boundaries of human movement, leaving you breathless and yearning for more.

As if that wasn’t enough, the brilliant Edward Clug, the Artistic Director of Maribor Ballet, brings us “Mutual Comfort.” Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster as Clug’s critically acclaimed piece uncovers the raw, vulnerable side of humanity, inviting you to step into a world of intense beauty and profound introspection.

Now, let’s talk about ISHIDA Dance Company itself. These phenomenal artists have been making waves in the dance community, and it’s no wonder they’re the only U.S. company recognized on Dance Magazine’s prestigious “25 to watch” list for 2023. With a lineup of venerated dancers from renowned companies worldwide, including Houston Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and many more, ISHIDA is a force to be reckoned with.

Asia Society Texas Center

What makes ISHIDA’s work truly captivating is their seamless blend of contemporary dance and theatrical elements. They take the physicality and beauty of traditional ballet and infuse it with a modern twist, creating a mesmerizing experience that speaks to the soul. Their unique poetic narratives delve into the depths of the human experience, exploring themes of betrayal, belonging, love, and loss, all while igniting a sense of tender kindness that resonates with audiences.

So, my friends, get ready to be spellbound. “having been breathed out” promises to be an unparalleled evening of dance, bringing together the best and most intriguing choreography from Europe and the United States. This is your chance to witness the birth of a masterpiece, the convergence of artistic brilliance, and the embodiment of the human spirit through movement.

Secure your tickets now through the Asia Society Texas Center website or box office because you won’t want to miss this dance extravaganza. Let’s celebrate the power of dance, the beauty of storytelling, and the magic that unfolds when talent and creativity collide.

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