Now in it’s third year, Mind The Gap showcases works by DSH members who are good candidates for future self-presenting at MATCH. Creating performance opportunities for local dancemakers, Mind The Gap also provides participants with support in production planning and management. The program, a collaboration between DSH and MATCH, is designed to support artists, at any point in their career, who seek additional support and guidance to improve their production skills.
Applications from all genres are encouraged for all performance opportunities. Applications for each date will close once the maximum number of applications from members in good standing are received. Applications will be reviewed for completion on a weekly basis and applicants will be notified on and ongoing basis of their acceptance.
Horse Head Theatre Co. Presents
ADVANCE MAN by Abe Koogler
Directed by Rachael Logue
CSz Houston (Comedy Sportz), 2201 Preston St., Houston 77003
Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 8pm
Bear Creek is a small, sleepy town; but when rumors spread that the President is coming, the townsfolk spring to life. Marcy, the local paper’s summer intern, is determined to break the story -- but try as she might, no one can answer to the who what when where and how of the President’s arrival, and certainly not the why. But when Marcy meets Advance Man, a mysterious suit who may or may not work for or against the President, Marcy suspects she’s been asking the wrong questions. Ripe with experimental language, movement and absurdism, ADVANCE MAN is a new dark comedy exploring what it means to be a politically-engaged American.
Horse Head Theatre Co. (HH) is proud to continue our 9th Season with a free staged reading of ADVANCE MAN by Abe Koogler at Comedy Sportz (2201 Preston St., Houston 77003) on Monday October 8, 2018 at 8pm, directed by Rachael Logue. Featuring a cast of eleven actors; modern dancers from Frame Dance, choreographed by Lydia Hance; live original music and foley sound by Alli Villines (Horse Head’s We’re Gonna Die); and live lighting by J. Mitchell Cronin; Horse Head continues their 2018 experiment for what a staged reading could be.
Going above and beyond, Horse Head has secured permission to present ADVANCE MAN with selected design elements, performance conventions and most importantly, a fully-formed production vision. This isn’t your average “staged reading,” it’s more like an invited technical rehearsal. In his author’s note, Koogler warns readers to leave their expectations at the door: ADVANCE MAN “might just as well be called a song with movement. Or a dance piece with words. Or a symphony with narrative elements. In other words, it might be called something other than a play.”
Presented in collaboration with Frame Dance Productions.
Concessions generously sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
ADVANCE MAN was developed at UT-Austin’s UT New Theatre series.
Recommended for ages 13+ for mature themes. Persons under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
Introduction to Flamenco Workshops
Oct 7-Nov 11 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Back by popular demand, instructor Ana Maria Barcelo will teach a six-week Introduction to Flamenco Workshop October 7 through November 11 at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM.
Students will learn basic movements of hands and arms (braceo), body alignment, compass, as well as the first combinations of footwork techniques (zapateo). In addition students will learn the basic variation of body turns (giros) and the rhythm and the structure of the different flamenco styles. They will learn a short choreography using all these elements.
Students should wear comfortable clothes (gym clothes). Women should bring a long skirt and students need flamenco shoes. A link will be provided to buy shoes. The class is designed for people with little or no previous Flamenco experience.
About the Instructor
Ana Maria Barcelo began taking ballet classes when she was 3 years-old in her native country Puerto Rico. As her passion for dance grew, she began flamenco classes with Antonio Santaella, a renowned Spanish dancer from Granada. She performed in his company “Mosaico Almudejar.”
To improve her flamenco skills, Barcelo has been frequently traveling to Spain to take classes in prestigious flamenco schools. With over 15 years of performing and teaching experience, her energetic and joyful dance is the culmination of extensive training under the guidance of expert flamenco figures such as Alfonso Losa, Maria Juncal, and El Farru among many others.
$54 Members | $81 Public
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Class
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Showing
In collaboration with the Israeli Office of Cultural Affairs, Ido Tadmor, former Artistic Director of Israel’s Ballet and an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer will teach and practice, classic ballet technique or contemporary dance skills based on works from his repertoire.
Free | Informal Studio Showing of Ido Tadmor’s Work
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest and Houston Ballet.
Introduction to Bollywood
Thursday, Oct 4 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Instructor: Nabeel Jawad
Nabeel teaches a fun Bollywood dance routine. No Bollywood dance experience required. Be ready to move your body and sweat, we’re gonna have fun!
Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in, just like going to a gym!
About the Instructor
Nabeel Jawad is an enthusiastic dancer from Houston who is trained in Bollywood dance. He has danced across the nation performing competitively and loves to be on stage!
Some of his hobbies include playing piano, kickboxing, and hiking. Nabeel is known for his fun, energetic way of teachings Bollywood and loves to encourage everyone to have a good time!
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door
Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! Showgirls! The Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE show is back! Join us as we transform Warehouse Live into the naughty speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! We bring you hours of sexy comedy featuring local and touring burlesque beauties, standup comics, musicians, showgirls, games, circus tricks, and so much more!
Every show is a TOTALLY new line-up, each event a BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE!
The September 14th show will feature Ruby Joule Burlesque (Austin burlesque), Honey Moonpie (Houston burlesque) John Wayne Comunale (Houston musician and writer), Chris Amerson (Houston sideshow),and Joy Gracey (Houston burlesque)! The show will be hosted by KiKi Maroon and The Burly Qutie Showgirls- Wynter Harlow, Piper Daily, Melissa Lynch, Devinn Laurell White, and Harpy Diem!
It's going to be an epic show, so
Join METdance for its Season Kickoff at Discovery Green® -- Free dance performance scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6
METdancewill start its 23rdseason with an evening of extraordinary dance performances under the stars.
The “Season Kickoff”is slated for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Discovery Green®, 1500 McKinney.
“This is a perfect way for the entire family to experience the excitement and joy of dance,”METdance artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “And it’s completely free of charge.”
The nonprofit’s 23rdseason, “Better Together,” celebrates the great heights that can be reached by working together. Performances will highlight the company’s dynamic work as an ensemble, focusing on the themes of connection, collaboration and partnership.
“We believe our efforts as a team provide the freedom to explore the infinite possibilities that dance can express,” Doyle said. “The season will feature works generated from deep collaborative efforts, pieces dependent upon emotional and physical connectedness and the development of athletic, yet sensitive partnering.”
The program will include a guest appearance by MET too Youth Company, which provides young dancers with rigorous training focused on preparing them for dance programs at universities and a professional career in dance performance.
The MET too dancers work closely with an impressive array of successful and award-winning choreographers and dance artists.
There will also be a pre-show site-specific work in themoonGARDEN.
Sponsors for the event include Discovery Green®, Runaway Productions, City of Houston, Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, E & G Amish Furniture and Dance USA.
METdance has excited, inspired, and educated audiences through its unique blend of contemporary concert dance performances and community outreach for more than 20 years.
Founded in 1995, METdance pursues a mission to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through world-class instruction and performance. The nonprofitis funded by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc. and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
The company has traveled across the U.S., impressing critics and audiences alike while performing works by some of the most influential and talented choreographers in dance.
METdance also has a strong community outreach program, including its educational "Swing, Jive, Pop" performances. The shows incorporate history, fashion, music and the arts, while the company dances through the eras of the 1930s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950s, grooves into the 1970s and ends with the Hip Hop music of today.
The company’s home base, the METdance Center, now serves as Houston's second-largest dance training space, offering comprehensive training in multiple disciplines to students of all experience levels, ages 3 and older.
Season ticket packages are available through Oct. 15, priced at $105 per person for one ticket to all five ticketed performances, as well as invitations to open company rehearsals and special events. There is an option to add on MET too Youth Company tickets for $15 each to the season package.
For more information about METdance and the upcoming season, visit.
Founded in 1995, METdance strives to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through formal instruction and performance. With professional and youth dance companies, as well as a strong community outreach program, METdance is a leader in the vitality and diversity of Houston’s dance community. The METdance company has traveled across the U.S. to perform works by influential and talented choreographers. Helmed by founder and Executive Director Michelle Smith and Artistic Director Marlana Doyle, the company is the sister organization to the METdance Center, which opened the doors to a newly renovated facility in May 2013 in Houston’s Midtown district. For more information, visit.