The 17th Annual Dance Salad Choreographers’ Forum features the dance art and choreography of Marguerite Donlon of Donlon Dance Collective in Berlin; Susanna Leinonen of Susanna Leinonen Company in Helsinki; and Kristian Lever, whose work is part of this year’s Dance Salad Festival, with dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet accompanied by music from the duo Walentin & McKenzie of Copenhagen.

The featured choreographers share insights into their creative process and show video excerpts of their works.

The program also includes a section from the dance film Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s Eye, depicting choreography and solo dance by renowned Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, with images of Hammars, Bergman’s home on the island of Fårö.

A panel discussion with the choreographers, and a Q&A, is moderated by Maggie Foyer, a dance writer from London.  

The Dance Salad Festival takes place at Wortham Center on April 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m. More info > dancesalad.org

Drop in! This program is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation;the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Summerlee Foundation; the Swergold Family Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.