Dance

JMV Spring Festival 2018

art exhibit, dance, live music, acting performance

JoMar Visions' big Spring Festival is here as well as its eighth anniversary this month of May, in conjunction with our open studios.

Come for this big celebration. There will be live music by Smith DeVille, dance and acting performance by ImagineNation Theatre and Saint Arnolds is sponsoring this event with their amazing beer while everyone enjoys the best art the city has to offer. Yessss!
When:
May 6, 2018
- Live music by Smith DeVille. - Dance and acting performance by ImagineNation. - Free Saint Arnold's beer for all guests and participants. - Free & open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm

An Afternoon of Art and Dance at the J


2:00 PM | Art Opening in the Deutser Art Gallery
3:30 PM | Dance Performance in the Kaplan Theatre

Join us for an art exhibit featuring the works of the our drawing, painting, and ceramic students. Following the art opening everyone is invited to attend a dance performance featuring our students of all ages. Houston Tap Happy Tappers will appear as guest artists.

On Display in the Deutser Art Gallery


  • Works by Gerry Melot’s Advanced Drawing 60+ students
  • Works by Susan Wingfield’s painting and drawing students
  • Works by ceramic students under the guidance of sculptor and potter, Stacy Kuropata


Dance Performances

  • Golden Girls Plus One

    Two adult ballet students will perform classical solos under the direction of instructor Margie Bellamy.

  • The Golden Girls Plus One tappers, under the artistic direction of Michelle Schroeder, and the intermediate tap dance students will perform to some of your favorite tunes such as "Boy from New York City " and "Onefrom A Chorus Line.

  • The teen JCrew dancers will perform a Hip-Hop piece created for them by director Jamie Levit.

  • Our teen musical theater students, under the direction of Eva De La Cruz, will perform a number from High School Musical , Jr

  • Houston Tap Happy Tappers (HTHT), directed by Sara Draper, is the performing group of Tap Happy which offers tap dance classes to adults in Houston. Their presentation “Brown Derby Jump” is a playful expression of the wild social milieu and high energy of a sub-culture in a previous age.

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat for the dance performance in the Kaplan Theatre, please contact Maxine Silberstein at msilberstein@erjcchouston.org

When:
Jun 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm

CounterCurrent18 - Ten Tiny Dances


Curated by Harrison Guy + Pia Agrawal
Ten Tiny Dances®
Ten choreographers create ten short dances in one very large space, but for one very small stage: a raised cube with a 4′ x 4′ playing space. During the 2018 CounterCurrent festival, the fourth annual Ten Tiny Dances will focus on themes of “color” to be interpreted by audience and artists alike. Audiences are asked to attend in all-white to fully embrace them and immerse themselves in the interactive nature of this work.

DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
Ticketed performance:
Wed 4/11/18
8pm (doors at 7pm)

The Space HTX
2005 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002

NOTES
Audiences are asked to attend in all-white clothing. Limited seating will be available for those who need it. Please be prepared to stand and walk for the duration of the performance. On-site valet parking.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
CURATED BY HARRISON GUY + PIA AGRAWAL

Performance / 60 Minutes

Ten choreographers create ten short dances in one very large space, but for one very small stage: a raised cube with a 4′ x 4′ playing space. During the 2018 CounterCurrent festival, the fourth annual Ten Tiny Dances® will focus on themes of “color” to be interpreted by audience and artists alike. Audiences are asked to attend in all-white to fully embrace the theme and immerse themselves in the interactive nature of this work.

By enlisting artists at all stages of their careers, Ten Tiny Dances®  continues to challenge audiences and artists on the definition of performance. Participating artists include: Alde Lewis (guest artist, A. L. Efficacy Movement); Alonzo Lee Moore IV; Catalina Alexandra; Elijah Alhadji Gibson; Liannet Madrazo; PhaeMonae (guest artist, Core Dance); Shani Sterling; Son Kiss’d; Trent D. Williams, Jr.; and Ty’Esha Lewis.

Created in Portland, Oregon, in 2002 Ten Tiny Dances® continues to be produced by founder Mike Barber and others, by permission. See www.tentinydances.org for more information.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Harrison Guy is the Artistic Director of Urban Souls Dance Company (founded in 2004). His works display passion, beauty, and activism rooted in African American culture. Guy began his dance journey in La Marque, TX at Ruth Elgin Dance Studios. Building on his love for social dance and Hip-Hop, Harrison studied dance at Prairie View A&M University under the artistic direction of Kenneth Epting and Paula Williams, Energy Source Dance (Murfreesboro, TN), The Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Sam Houston State University, Deeply Rooted Productions (Chicago), Dallas Black Dance Theater, and The Ailey School (NY). Harrison has gained a reputation for creating works that shifts the consciousness of the audience. He has facilitated a cultural exchange in Kigali, Rwanda, and was commissioned to create a work at Vanderbilt University in the spring of 2015 to honor one of America’s most prominent composers, John Harbison. In 2016, he launched Houston's first African American Dance Festival. His latest collaborative work was on view at Project Row Houses Round 47.

Pia Agrawal joined the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts as Program Director in August 2014 where she ensures the success of the center’s public programming including the Mitchell Artist Lecture, the annual CounterCurrent festival, and activities relating to the Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence program. Prior to her work at the Mitchell Center, she served as the Managing Director of the Rude Mechs (Austin) and as Programming Director of FringeArts (Philadelphia). She loves all the possibilities Ten Tiny Dances® has to offer.


ABOUT
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 

INFORMATION
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.
When:
Apr 11, 2018
Ten choreographers create ten short dances in one very large space, but for one very small stage: a raised cube with a 4′ x 4′ playing space. During the 2018 CounterCurrent festival, the fourth annual Ten Tiny Dances will focus on themes of “color” to be interpreted by audience and artists alike. Audiences are asked to attend in all-white to fully embrace the them and immerse themselves in the interactive nature of this work.
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
8pm (doors at 7pm)
Location:
General Categories: 

CounterCurrent18 - Center Aisle Blues by Laura Gutierrez


Center Aisle Blues
Responding directly to the people and objects around her, Gutierrez crafts a traveling performance to challenge concepts of performance and place.

DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
Ticketed performances: 
Thu 4/12/18 at 6pm
Fri 4/13/18 at 9pm
Sat 4/14/18 at 10am + 5pm
Sun 4/15/18 at 12pm + 3pm

Fiesta Mart
4200 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77004

NOTES
Center Aisle Blues is a traveling performance through Fiesta. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to stand and walk for the duration of the performance.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Performance / 45 Minutes

A new site-specific work by the contemporary Houston and New York-based choreographer, Laura Gutierrez, Center Aisle Blues stems from childhood memories of Fiesta Mart to more recent political realizations. Gutierrez choreographs movement inspired by the aisles and atmosphere of a local Fiesta, playing on the aesthetics of the supermarket, the ritualistic experience of grocery shopping, and the convergence of diverse communities in the aisles. Responding directly to the people and objects around her, Gutierrez crafts a traveling performance to challenge concepts of performance and place.

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DIVERSEWORKS + FIESTA MART

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Laura Gutierrez is a performing artist and choreographer based between Houston and New York City. A graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, she received a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was awarded a William R. Kenan, Jr., Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education. Gutierrez has performed at the American Dance Institute, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, BAM Next Wave Festival, Soluna Festival, Brisbane Festival, and in museums such as The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Fabric Workshop Museum, SCAD Museum of Art, and The Guggenheim. Her own choreography has been seen at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theatre, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Triskelion Arts, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, and Sicardi Gallery, She has been performing in works by Jonah Boaker since 2012 and in 2014 was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.”

Gutierrez repertoire includes a series of solo works and concert dance works as well as choreographic projects that challenge audiences’ theater experiences in non-traditional performance venues. She plays with movement themes inspired by postmodern dance, classical ballet, and the visual arts.


ABOUT
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 

INFORMATION
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.
When:
Apr 12, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018
4/12-4/15. Responding directly to the people and objects around her, Gutierrez crafts a traveling performance to challenge concepts of performance and place. Center Aisle Blues is a traveling performance through Fiesta. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to stand and walk for the duration of the performance.
Cost:
Ticketed
Time:
6:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
4/12/18 at 6pm
Friday Time & Price:
4/13/18 at 9pm
Saturday Time & Price:
4/14/18 at 10am + 5pm
Sunday Time & Price:
4/15/18 at 12pm + 3pm
Location:

Rec Room Residency Festival Presents, Jhon Stronks

A multi-disciplinary festival of innovative, live performance

Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Jhon Stronks!

#Beckoning REDUX #DiscoWitches is an evening of dance and performance inspired by goddess mythologies and conditioned with contemplations on identity, accountability and maturation. Featuring Miss. Understood and her coven of #DiscoWitches the evening unfurls it’s layers gifting the audience with multiple points of departure and arrival.

Doors are at 7:30 pm and both performances begin at 8:00 pm. If you want to drop in earlier, the bar opens at 6:30!

When:
Feb 23, 2018 to Feb 24, 2018
Cost:
$15 General Admission, $10 Student
Time:
8:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Location:
General Categories: 

Residency Festival Presents, Daniela Antelo & Brenda Cruz-Wolf

A multi-disciplinary festival of innovative, live performance

Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Daniela Antelo & Brenda Cruz-Wolf!

Audiences will experience an emergence of video and live performance installation in the main Rec Room space. This installation will allow viewers to fully immerse themselves within a controlled-manufactured environment using bodies, textures and raw elements produced by urban landscapes in Houston. 

Artists Brenda Cruz-Wolf and Daniela Antelo have collaborated together for the last few years on various site-specific performances, creating experimental dance films and installations throughout Houston. They each bring the strength of their individual practices together by merging experimental movement/performance with video production and editing. They always aim to use the raw elements of each site to produce a piece that represents the ideas about body and space, submerging the viewer into the physical realm of abstract movement and eliminate the boundaries between viewer and space.
When:
Feb 16, 2018 to Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
$15 General Admission, $10 Student
Time:
8:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Location:
General Categories: 

Hidden Dimensions – an evening of live music and dance

Journey through different musical dimensions, guided by classical and contemporary movements and music of Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass and Axiom Quartet.

Uptown Dance Company partners with Houston’s Axiom Quartet
for two performances of “Hidden Dimensions,” a program of three new
dance works all performed to live music. The performances, which take
place at Uptown Dance Centre, feature music from three Phillip Glass
String Quartets, the first Cello Suite by Benjamin Britten, and
selections from Axiom Quartet’s upcoming debut album (“Axiom – Moments
of Truth,” release date April 13, 2018, Parma Recordings).

Choreographer Andre Silva, current principal dancer with Texas Ballet
Theater, returns to Uptown Dance Company with his newest creation, Hidden Dimension
Mr. Silva explores a narrative approach to his choreographic process,
creating a work that portrays a woman caught in a dream realm.  Music
from Axiom’s new album inspired Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown’s
newest pas de deux, titled At first sight.  Ms. Gulledge-Brown
describes her work as an example of “art imitating life.” Guest dancer
Rupert Edwards returns to perform in this new work.  Houston audiences
will get the rare opportunity to hear one of the solo cello suites by
Benjamin Britten in a live performance.  Axiom cellist Patrick Moore and
choreographer Alex Pandiscio extracted themes in the work that
resonated with them both – fate, separation, trauma, love, fear, and
triumph. These themes form the basis for the programmatic work, Entanglement.

When:
Mar 2, 2018 to Mar 3, 2018
Cost:
$30 General Admission; $25 Seniors (65+); $15 College Students with ID / UDC Students
Time:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
07:30pm
Saturday Time & Price:
07:30pm

METdance presents “Moving Myths”


METdance will also showcase “Moving Myths” at 2
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Midtown Arts and Theatre Complex Houston
(MATCH), 3400 Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Children 3 and under (this includes sleeping babies) are not allowed in the
theatre.

 

The performance features captivating legends from all over the world
in a magical interlude of storytelling.

  

“Moving Myths” was developed and written exclusively for METdance by
playwright, educator and novelist Elizabeth A. M. Keel.

 

“Moving Myths” features expressive movement and design to stimulate
audience imagination and thought, while interactive portions of the performance
will be physically engaging.  Focusing on themes of courage, characters
such as the Candle Fairy, the Rainbow Crow and the North Wind will expose
students to strong heroic ideas such as standing up to bullies, taking care of
one’s family, fighting for love and facing danger.

When:
Nov 18, 2017
Cost:
$10 for adults and $5 for children. Children 3 and under (this includes sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theatre.
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
General Categories: 

Urban Ballet

Back by popular demand!

Violence erupts at a white nationalist march in Charlottesville,  football players take a knee during the national anthem, unarmed black men are killed during traffic stops, and our justice system locks up disproportionate numbers of black Americans. Racial injustices that have been buried and racial tensions that have been ignored are coming to a head in today’s America, and Urban Ballet takes a look at part of that experience from the perspective of the African Americans living it. Funded in part by Mayor Sylvester Turner’s City Initiative Grant, and inspired by the music of 2pac, Sherese Campbell’s Urban Ballet seeks to tell the story of black culture in America through jazz, hip-hop, modern, pointe and tap.  City Dance Company and guest hip-hop artists create a fusion of styles complex enough to portray the issues. The dance is punctuated and enhanced by the spoken word poetry of Deonte Scott, the DJing skills of KleanCutt of the Kracker Nutzz,  and a video collage.

When:
Nov 16, 2017 to Nov 18, 2017
Cost:
$20 online; $25 at the door
Time:
7:30 pm
General Categories: 

Burly Q Lounge

Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge is a vaudevillian Varie-TEASE show unlike any other. Join us as we transform Warehouse Live Houston into the naughty speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! Classy and sexy, dirty and funny; every month’s show is new and different featuring local and touring burlesque beauties, standup comics, musicians, showgirls, games, circus tricks, and so much more! Full line up and dates available at KiKiMaroon.com 

The July 15th show will feature Lola Le Strange (Austin, TX Burlesque), Mrs Monkey’s Party Emporium (Houston Circus), Miss O’Kissed (Austin, TX Burlesque), The Last Domino (Touring Musician), Cilantro the Clown (Houston Circus), KiKi Maroon (Houston, TX), Honey Moonpie (Houston, TX), and the Burly Q Lounge Showgirls! 


When:
Jul 15, 2017
Cost:
$25
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$25 | Doors at 7 | Show at 8
Location:
General Categories: 


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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