Dance Month At The Kaplan Theatre Presents Triple Focus
Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre continues in its third weekend with Triple Focus, an evening of dance that brings together three professional companies presenting works ranging in style from jazz to contemporary. Triple Focus will include Revolve Dance Company, Uptown Dance Company and Urgeworks.
Triple Focus will be presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in the IW Marks Theatre Center, Kaplan Theatre, 5601 South Braeswood. Admission is $16 for Jewish Community Center members, $22 for the public and $12 for senior adults and students.
Revolve Dance Company was established in 2004 by the 7 owners of North Harris Performing Arts. Revolve currently has 10 members whose talents span a wide range of fields in the art of dance- from ballet to jazz, lyrical to tap, and hip-hop to modern. Revolve is especially unique in that each of its members has received and developed the majority of his/her dance training and artistry at NHPA in Spring, Texas. The company is directed by Ken McCulloch, Revolve’s Primary Dance Coach, and Amy Cain and Dawn Dippel, who are also full-time members of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. The company will be performing “Colors” a modern dance piece that was premiered in November 2006 and a new work “Swan Song” both choreographed by Amy Cain and Dawn Dipple.
Uptown Dance Company is a new contemporary dance company founded by Beth Gulledge-Brown. Uptown Dance Company is comprised of eight dancers, some trained at Uptown Dance Centre, the school Gulledge also founded, some from New York auditions and others are artists from the Houston dance community. Uptown Dance Company will be performing “Now It’s Gone” choreographed by Ray Dones, with music by Radiohead, “Intrigue” choreographed by Beth Gulledge-Brown, with music by Carlos Santana, and “Away, Okeyi” choreographed by Beth Gulledge-Brown, with music by Papa Wemba.
Urgeworks is a Houston based Hip Hop Dance Company, formed in 2004 by Chris Gamez and dance partner Mario Jaramillo, and rapper / entrepreneur Bobby Herring. They have performed in schools, churches, theaters, competition events, nightclubs, prisons, juvenile correctional facilities, drug/rehab treatment centers and other venues across the United States. In 2005, they partnered with the U.S. Embassy and performed in foreign countries as U.S. diplomats representing the American culture. Urgeworks will be performing “Good VS Evil” with music by Matlsyahu, “Verve and House Mix and Mechanics” with music by Verve, DJ Mix from Comp. Both pieces were choreographed by Chris Gamez, Mario Jaramillo and Chris Thomas.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Kaplan Theatre Box Office at 713-551-7255 or visit www.jcchouston.org.