Houston Metropolitan Dance Company Presents Quirky Works VI

October 9, 2008

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company continues its fall tradition of contemporary dance with Quirky Works VI, at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center. Houston Metropolitan Dance Company will share the stage with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble of Michigan.

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company will present four works by established and emerging choreographers. Relentless, a new work set on the company by Priscilla Nathan-Murphy, is a 13-minute piece about the state of overstimulation. Her work is set to a collage of music by Clint Mansell, John Powell and others.

Caleb Mitchell will premiere Stirring Simple Gifts in Shades of Blue, a new piece inspired by water.

Choreographer Brock Clawson’s will present his new work, Yawning. The dance has three sections set to music by Deuter; Alessandro Effeno and Lambchop. Houston Met’s own Kiki Lucas will present a reprisal of Imbalanced which she created for six female dancers in 2006.

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble returns to Houston after their debut on the Quirky Works IV bill in 2006. The company will present three works, No Angels in my Kamikaze Heaven created by Michael Foley for the company in 2007; Tom’s Songs choreographed by EDE artistic director Laurie Eisenhower to a mélange of folk and rock recordings; and Unconditional, set on the company by EDE Associate Artistic Director Stephanie Pizzo. Founded in 1991, under the artistic direction of Laurie Eisenhower, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble has become the premier contemporary dance company in Michigan.

Quirky Works was created by Michelle Smith, executive director of Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, in 2003 to showcase the company and offer it the opportunity to travel and present its work nationally. Over the past six years, Houston Met has shared the performance bill with Altered Modalities, California; Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Michigan; Chrysalis Dance Company; Fly Dance Company; Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble; all of Houston; and Tapestry Dance Company of Austin.

Tickets are available for $10 to $35 on-line at www.houstonmetdance.org
or by calling (713) 522-6375.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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