Dance Source Announces Program For A Weekend Of Texas Contemporary Dance

September 16, 2009

 A Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Dr. Presented by Dance Source, the evening program showcases a wide range of contemporary choreographic styles featuring solos, duets and large company pieces, set to both live and recorded music.  The annual weekend includes a special family matinee, Dance Around the World, featuring Houston Ballet II and J&L New Arts Company at 11 a.m. Sept. 26.

Hope Stone Dance by Frank White Photography

Hope Stone Dance by Frank White Photography

 Admission is free.  All seating is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  Free tickets for the evening performances will be available at Miller Outdoor Theatre Box Office on the day of the show from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at the Miller Theatre Box Office one hour prior to curtain.

 Performances featured on the evening program include: American Repertory Ensemble of Austin performing Fray, created by Artistic Director David Justin for a cellist, dancer and video monitor; Amy Ell’s new work Thread, an aerial dance for Ell’s company Vault and Charmed Romantics, created this year for CORE Performance Company by Polly Motley.

 Houston-based dancers Paola Georgudis and Lindsey McGill will perform in Dichotomy, a work by Spencer Gavin Hering, created for his new company, infinite movement ever evolving (iMEE).   Freneticore will reprise their new urban dance-on-film Tetsujin.  HIStory Dance Company, a Top 12 contender on MTV’s Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew in 2008, will present A Different Same Old Thing.  Choreographer Jane Weiner presents a glimpse of her new evening length work, Village of Waltz, created for her company Hope Stone Dance. 

 Houston Metropolitan Dance Company will perform Stirring Simple Gifts in Shades of Blue, a lyrical work created for Houston Met by choreographer Caleb Mitchell, a former Houston Ballet company member. REDDance of Dallas/Fort Worth will present Habit is a Cable and Urban Souls Dance Company presents Across the Waters, which illustrates genocide in Africa.   

  The curatorial committee for A Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance includes Dance Source Founder and President Christina Giannelli; Joanna Frieson, dance educator, former Houston Ballet Soloist Jeanne Doornbos Maher, and independent choreographer Leslie Skates.

 For more information about the performance call 281-975-4023 or visit www.houstondance.org or http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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