Dance

Emerging Choreographers Showcase


The School of Theatre & Dance presents the annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase, featuring premiere works by University of Houston dance students. The entire evening is fully produced, choreographed, costumed and designed by students, highlighting their performance and production skills in a professional theatre setting. Come see the stars of tomorrow — today!


The event will take place in the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre - UH Main Campus.
When:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 1, 2018
Cost:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Time:
12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 PM

Introduction to Bollywood Workshops


Introduction to Bollywood Workshops

Update: Class will not meet on November 15. However, you will have the opportunity to join our last one or two classes Thursday, November 29 and Thursday, December 6. You may register online at www.erjcchouston.org/dance or pay at the door - $10 Member | $15 Public per class. Please contact msilberstein@erjcchouston.org if you will be attending.


UPDATED Thursdays, November 29, December 6 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Instructor: Nabeel Jawad
The Bollywood dance style is a beautiful blend of all Indian dance styles be it classical Indian dance, folk Indian dance or the more current R&B, hip hop music. 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!

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!


For more information, please contact Maxine Silberstein at msilberstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.551.7217.
When:
Nov 29, 2018
Cost:
$10 Member | $15 Public per class
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$10 Member | $15 Public per class
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Urban Ballet


Inspired by the music of 2Pac, Sherese Campbell’s Urban Ballet returns with new choreography by Elijah Gibson and the spoken word poetry of Tiffany Scales, a.k.a. The Wordmatician. Urban Ballet explores what it is to be black in an American still wounded by racial division through the use of jazz, hip-hop, modern, pointe and tap. The work, choreographed by Campbell, Elijah Gibson, Jaimee Vilela Navarrete, and Stephanie Sermas, DJ’d by Klean Cutt of the Kracker Nutzz, and interwoven with spoken word poetry, portrays the different experiences in a “ghetto” neighborhood, using City Dance Company and guest hip-hop dancers to create a fusion of styles complex enough to depict the role of dance, music, sex, drugs, alcohol, violence, family, and personal struggle in the day-to-day life of these under-served, over-looked black neighborhoods across the country. The project is funded in part by Mayor Turner’s City’s Initiative Grant and the Houston Arts Alliance. 


When:
Nov 15, 2018
Cost:
$25
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
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Encuentro Flamenco Internacional/ International Flamenco Show


Experience a night of high drama, passion, and artistry with Houston's own Mercy Renteria of Undebel Flamenco! Support MECA's local arts initiatives over wine and tapas while enjoying this traditional art form featuring world famous Spanish star Ivan Vargas, performing in Texas for the first time. Representing centuries of history, flamenco blends Andalusian, Iberian, Arab, and Romani culture into one spectacular show with live vocals, live music, and highly technical dancing. Witness the splendor in person and become part of the spectacle with your own audience participation- clapping, cheering, and loud "Ole"s encouraged! 

we have limited seating! Buy your tickets at 

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
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Horse Head presents ADVANCE MAN by Abe Koogler

A one night only, daring staged "reading"

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.”  


Admission: Free  


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.


When:
Oct 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Free
Location:

Introduction to Flamenco Workshop

Flamenco

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

When:
Oct 7, 2018 to Nov 11, 2018
Cost:
$54 for members and $81 for public.
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Master Class and Informal Studio Showing with Ido Tadmor


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.

Fee: $15 

Free | Informal Studio Showing of Ido Tadmor’s Work

RSVP to msilberstein@erjcchouston.org to make your reservation.


In collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest and Houston Ballet.

When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
$15
Time:
2:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$15
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Introduction to Bollywood Workshop


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!

Nabeel JawadAbout 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

When:
Oct 4, 2018
Cost:
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the doore
Time:
7:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door
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METdance 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.”

 

“Season Kickoff” will feature audience favorites from Robbie MooreChristian Denice, 2018 Emerging Choreographer awardee Tsai Hsi Hungand an excerpt from a forthcoming piece by Joshua Manculich.  

 

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. 

 

METdancehas 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 www.metdance.org.

When:
Oct 6, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:

Dance Infusion 2018

Featuring premiere works by Beth Gulledge-Brown, Adrian Ciobanu, Nao Kusuzaki and Claire Westerman

The young dancers of Uptown Dance Company pre-professional divisions
showcase their talent in an evening of world premieres by artistic
director Beth Gulledge-Brown, co-director Adrian Ciobanu, former Houston
Ballet soloist Nao Kusuzaki, and UDC dancer Claire Westerman.

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
$30 General Admission / $25 Seniors (65+) / $15 College Students with ID
Time:
1:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1:00pm & 4:00pm
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