The first collaboration between MCLC/French program, at Rice University, and Villa Albertine was a resounding success. On March 10, 2023, Lénablou and the dancers of Open Dance Project offered a magical performance for the kick-off of the French Cultures Festival to a mesmerized audience. The Houston community, mainly people interested in French and Francophone culture, happily seized the opportunity to come to Rice and the Moody center to attend the event.
This enchanting evening concluded the first week of Lēnablou in Houston and at Rice: a week of creative exchange with the Open Dance Project.
A dance workshop followed on March 11 at the Hunter Dancer Center. A dozen members of the Houston community attended this multigenerational event.
Events were also sponsored by Creative Ventures and the Humanities Research Center.
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