Bones and Memory Dance


Bones and Memory Dance is a project-based dance company in Houston, TX. Under the direction of Heather vonReichbauer, Bones and Memory Dance is committed to engaging audiences through unique storytelling and visual imagery.  An avid reader, vonReichbauer is inspired by the written word and aims to weave literary and allegorical elements into a visual tapestry of movement and music, connecting the audience to the work on a physical and emotional level. vonReichbauer’s distinct gestural vocabulary highlights her narrative approach to dance and resonates in her storytelling.

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Joanna Bowen began dancing with Nimitz Starboard Angels Dance Team and earned an officer scholarship while dancing with the Cisco Wrangler Belles. She was an active member of the Central Dance Ensemble at Houston Community College for over three years as a student choreographer and performer. During her time at HCC, she performed in works by Jane Weiner, Chris Thomas of Sonkiss’d Dance Theater, Laura Harrell, Leslie Scates, and Heather vonReichbauer. She has danced with Holding Space Dance Collective under Artistic Director Maggie Lasher since 2015. In addition to her work with Holding Space Dance Collective, she is currently performing with Bones and Memory Dance, Silver Lynx Gym, and Xpress VIBE in Huntsville, TX.


Adam Castaneda is a dancer, writer, and arts administrator in Houston. He is the Executive/Artistic Director of FrenetiCore, a 501(c) non-profit arts organization with the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative dance, theater, and visual art. Through FrenetiCore, he manages the Pilot on Navigation, and produces the Pilot Dance Project and the Houston Fringe Festival. In addition to performing with the Pilot Dance Project, he also dances with Suchu Dance – Jennifer Wood, Bones and Memory Dance – Heather vonReichbauer, and Holding Space Dance Collective – Maggie Lasher.

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Christopher Cardenas is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He is currently co-director of the Dance Department at Carver Magnet High School in Aldine ISD. Previously, he danced with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, now MetDance, for 8 years. He has performed works by Larry Keigwin, Kate Skarpetowska, Salim Gauwloos, Spencer Gavin Hering, Pattie Obey, Kiki Lucas, Marlana Walsh, Joe Celej, Keisha Lalama-White, Kevin Wynn, Eddy Ocampo. With the Met, he toured to Jacob’s Pillow, Boston Dance Festival, and Chicago Dance Festival. He has also participated in workshops in Amsterdam at the Henny Jurriëns Stichting, learning the works of Itzik Galili, Hofesh Schechter, Jîri Kylián, Akram Khan, and studying Countertechnique.

Elaine Keightley Fields is a recent transplant from Phoenix, Arizona where she spent four years as a company member with Center Dance Ensemble, a Graham-based modern company, under the direction of Frances Smith Cohen. There she was a featured soloist and received the principle role for two years in the reoccurring winter show. Since moving, Elaine has had the pleasure of working with several choreographers including Jennifer Mabus, Rebecca French, Emily Sayre, and Heather vonReichbauer.

Anna Clare Harris is a dancer, actress, and arts administrator currently residing in Houston, Texas. She holds a BA in Dance from Belhaven University, and currently serves as the Director of Development for ROCO – River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Most recently she has performed with Houston Grand Opera, The Pilot Dance Project, and Bones and Memory Dance.


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William vonReichbauer is a Houston-based upright bassist, guitarist, vocalist, and composer. He currently performs with Max Flinn, Mean .44s, George Kinney and the Golden Dawn, Lone Star Hippie, Tres Blondies, and Johnny Rioux & the 713 and is a former member of The Bo-Stevens and The Darnell Woodies. Primary musical collaborator for Bones and Memory Dance, William frequently works with artists from other disciplines to create works for dance, theater, and film. A 2014 HopeWerks artist in residence, he wrote, directed, produced, and performed The Girl Who Sang With Her Feet, a musical theater work for young audiences. He lives in Texas with his two cats and very feisty wife.


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