Anything Goes

Anything Goes features fast-paced, over-the-top works from any and all disciplines by Houston’s best performance artists will close out the festival on September 27, 2015 at 7:30pm at Frenetic Theater. This decidedly chaotic event includes some of Houston’s best performance artists, with all shows at ten minutes or less.

$16 presale/$20 door. Click here for tickets.

Emceed by the royal couple of improv Jessica Brown & Brian Jones, and featuring out-of-the-box music, dance, film, storytelling, improv, circus arts and more!

Performances by:
X’ene Sky
Dorianne Castillo
Brittany Thetford
Jandro Nerdo
Margo Toombs
China Cat Dance
No More Words
Katie Trevino
Rebecca French and more!

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Holding Space Dance Collective

Photo by Sigi Cabello


Choreography by Maggie Lasher. Performed by Holding Space Dance Collective

Betrayal is an excerpt from an evening-length work, The Burning Times,  a dance exploration of the 17th century European witch hunts showing October 16, 17, 23, & 24 at Frenetic Theater. Betrayal reveals the moment when one malcontent identifies the alleged witch, and quickly infects the group with her accusation, ultimately leaving one singled out, isolated, alone, and betrayed.

Change is good, and in this spirit Holding Space Dance Collective, under the direction of Maggie Lasher, was born from ChinaCat Dance.  As ChinaCat, the company performed in numerous festivals, including Luminaria- Arts Night in San Antonio, 12 Minutes Max, Barefoot Brigade Dance Festival, Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival, many Houston Fringe Festivals, and Big Range Austin. Additionally the Cats created evening-length performances from Glow to Aquaria, to their new work, The Burning Times, premiering October 16, 17, 23, and 24 at Frenetic Theater. The Cats are known for their unique approach to contemporary dance and fire performance, and although the name has changed, the spirit remains the same. We hope you enjoy our work moving into the future as we come together to hold space for one another through the dance medium.

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Margo Stutts Toombs is a performance artist, internal humorist and filmmaker.  Houston Fringe Festival performances include – The Colon Show; What’s Eating Martha; Margo, Rita and the Pee Pee Dress; and Margo:  60 and Insensitive.  In 2013, Margo performed Bodily Functions Follies at the Austin Fringe Festival.


cilantro clownCilantro will be mesmerizing audiences with a premier Buugeng performance.  Crafted by Dai Zaobob in Japan, Buugeng is a unique circus prop emerging in Flow Arts  which creates a variety of optical illusions in which Cilantro will use to reveal aspects of his true nature.

Cilantro the Clown, Lead of MDSO is the 1st approved permitted fire breather in Houston, taking the stage in the Wortham Theatre last year in Das Rheingold for HGO. He has traveled internationally to teach, train, and perform fire breathing as well as in many other object and fire manipulation forms. He produces large scale collaborative fire shows for Art Outside, Houston Arts Alliance, Continuum Performance Art. He is also a Burlesque Clown, whom has performed in Bayou City Burlesque and Circus Festival, and throughout the Texas Burlesque Circuit. For more on MDSO click here.

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Inspired by silent movies and the grand soundtracks of modern entertainment, No More Words takes its inspiration from music – creating silent improvised tales using only body language and emotion. Cast includes Jessica Brown & Brian Jones.


something old, something new, something blue


Photo credit: Adam Walker

Topless with a Black Eye (or how everything went wrong at the 2009 Houston Fringe Festival) – Rebecca French

Rebecca will entertain you with a tale of pain and embarrassment that’s almost too strange to be true. It begins with a heartfelt dance solo, a swinging hammock & a loose bra…and goes straight downhill from there.


Weighting Response

Choreographed and performed by Dorianne Castillo and Carlos GuzmanYou can say a weight is off your shoulders if you no longer have to worry about 2015-08-10 22.02.15something or deal with something difficult….

Dorianne Castillo has had the pleasure to be a company member of FrenetiCore Dance for the last three years. She is an alumnus of Escuela de Bellas Artes in Ponce, PR and Andanza School of Dance in San Juan, PR where she received her dance training. She recently graduated from Rice University, where she performed with Rice Dance Theater.Carlos Guzman began his training at the age of 14 during his freshman year of high school. He began dancing at the age of 16 at North Harris Performing Arts, where he trained under Amy Cain, Dawn Dipple, Matt Dipple, and Jennifer Stricklin. Carlos remained at North Harris for 4 years and trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, Modern, tap, and hip-hop. He also took classes from artists such as Wes Veldink and Dawn Scannel, former Head Mistress of Houston Ballet. He has also trained in LA at the EDGE with various well-known artists.

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