Dance

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:
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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
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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:
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KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion

Silambam Houston invites you to experience humanity's shared stories through a beautiful confluence of poetry, music and dance.

Silambam Houston is the city's premiere organization dedicated to the promotion and demystification of the Indian Classical Arts. Through performance pieces steeped in technical tradition set in contemporary narratives, the Silambam Houston Dance Company (SHDC) shares the ancient artistic traditions of India with modern and multicultural audiences. 

SHDC's fourth original production explores the human experience in six thematic acts: New Beginnings, Wanderlust, Nostalgia, Woman, Loss, and Inclusion.

In each theme, poetry from every age and from across the globe is heard in native languages and is interpreted through the expressive Indian dance forms Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Odissi along with modern dance segments. An original score composed of global musical influences creates a stunning backdrop for this deeply moving, deeply connective performance.

KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion will run approximately 75 minutes, and people of all ages are encouraged to come enjoy this family friendly performance!

Learn more about SHDC and KĀVYA at silambamhouston.org.
While you're there, sign up for our mailing list or follow Silambam Houston's Facebook page to see exclusive making-of content leading up to the premiere of the show!

When:
Aug 19, 2017
KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion is showing twice in one day. The afternoon showing is at 3:30 pm, and the evening showing is at 6:30 pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $17.00, and tickets purchased at the door are $22.00.
Cost:
Tickets purchased in advance: $17.00, Tickets purchased at the door: $22.00
Time:
3:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
3:30 pm and 6:30 pm, $17 - $22
Location:
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KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge

The 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 June 17th show will feature Maxi Millions (Phoneix, AZ), Mimi Le Uke (St. Louis, MS), Roxxy Reckless (Dallas, TX), Sivenne DeLynn (Houston, TX), Jim Mackenzie (Houston, Tx), KiKi Maroon (Houston, TX),  Honey Moonpie (Houston, TX), Nick T. Vegan (Houston, TX) and the Burly Q Lounge Showgirls! 


When:
Jun 17, 2017
Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | Full Bar |  Seating is first come, first serve. UNLESS you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, bachelorette party, or girls night out! You can contact us at the link below to reserve your front row seats!  http://www.kikimaroon.com/burly-q-lounge-reservations.html
Cost:
$25
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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Saturday Lesson & Social Dance at A 2nd Cup


Join us June 10th for a Saturday Social Dance at A 2nd Cup in The Heights. A 6 count swing beginner class will be offered from 7:30pm till 8pm. No dance partner required, we'll provide one. Then stay for our social dance from 8pm till 11pm. Our DJs will be playing Swing, Blues, Soul, and Pop music for your dancing pleasure. There's a $5 cover charge, please pay the staff at the cash register. you can join us!

A Second Cup is a new non-profit Houston coffee shop located in The Heights that is fighting human trafficking with every cup of caffeine. They raise awareness and aftercare solutions for survivors of human-trafficking: including counseling, mentoring, work-experience and education. 

They have graciously allowed us to host our dances in their huge event space. There's a $5 cover charge, please pay the staff at the cash register. We think this is a very reasonable fee considering the size of the space and the very important cause. ***This cover DOES NOT count toward food or drink*** but we hope you will support the venue that is supporting us. Establishments make money when you spend money, so let’s leave them with an amazing perception of our dance community and our gratitude as their guest.

What can you purchase during the dance? Coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries, cookies, and cake will be available. There is a $5.00 additional BYOB charge for wine.

They also have an ACTUAL parking lot! And it is quite large and well lit. We're SO excited to share this space with them and are looking forward to dancing with all of you. 

Please RSVP so we can get a head count!
See you there!


When:
Jun 10, 2017
Cost:
$5
Time:
7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:

Never Again: Lesson, Two

Choreographed by Toni Leago Valle Performed by 6 Degrees

Never Again:  LessonTwo

Choreographed by Toni Leago Valle

Performed by 6 Degrees

Suggested Donation $10

www.6degreesdance.org


Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 7:30pm


"Never again" exposes my
own fear so that I can touch others. Collectively we can act so that we can
remain first-class citizens, humans treated with respect, and retain the
ability to make individual choices for ourselves. "Lesson One"
includes a classic short essay, "Why I Want a Wife," by Judy
Brady.  Published in 1972, "Why I Want a Wife," is a satire
on women's perceived roles as a wife and mother. "Lesson Two"
addresses the Hundred's of bills and laws that have been introduced to regulate
women's bodies. "Lesson Three" takes a look at the Rape Culture
Perception of "asking for it." 

When:
Jun 9, 2017
Cost:
Suggested donation $10
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 Suggested donation $10
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 Suggested donation $10
Location:
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Barnstorm Dance Fest


Dance Source Houston presents the third annual Barnstorm Dance Fest, featuring works by 23 dance makers. The two-week, showcase style dance festival, will highlight the breadth and quality of contemporary dance in Houston. 

The roster of participants is spread across three unique programs, offering audiences a full sampling of Houston-based artists, as well as choreographers from across the region and nation. Festival participants were curated from an overwhelming number of applicants by a panel of leaders in the field. The diverse selection of genres featured in this year’s festival includes ballet, Kathak, modern, Bharatanatyam and contemporary. 

BARNSTORM DANCE FEST SCHEDULE:

Program A - June 15 & 17
6 Degrees
ARCOS (Austin, TX)
Abijan Johnson
Brother(hood) Dance! (Brooklyn, NY)
Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (Dallas, TX)
Group Acorde
Nritya Dance Company
Open Dance Project
Tawnya Kannarr

Program B - June 16 & 23
Laura Harrell
Ty Lewis
Jennifer Mabus
Felicia Thomas
Heather vonReichbauer

Program C - June 22 & 24
AJ Garcia-Rameau (Austin, TX)
Bombshell Dance Project (Plano, TX)
Elijah Gibson
ENZO CELLI | Vivo Ballet
John Beasant III
Kalpana Subbarao
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company (Austin, TX)
Michelle Cantua
Timithy Holecek

Tickets: $20 any one program, $35 any two programs$50 all three programs.

More information at www.dancesourcehouston.org. 

Photo by Lynn Lane.

When:
Jun 15, 2017 to Jun 24, 2017
Cost:
$20 any one program, $35 any two programs, $50 all three programs.
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
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The Rite of Spring


WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION

Music by Igor Stravinsky

Directed by Matt Hune

Choreographed by Laura Gutierrez

The limits of group responsibility are tested in a new dance adaptation set to Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score. Laura Gutierrez, named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” teams up with Rec Room’s Artistic Director Matt Hune to repurpose an unapologetically primitive exploration that examines how modern America assimilates, worships, and sacrifices. Hune describes the piece as a “punk rock ballet.”

DATES:
June 15th at 7:30 PM
June 16th at 7:30 PM
June 17th at 7:30 PM

June 22nd at 7:30 PM
June 24th at 7:30 PM

June 29th at 7:30 PM
June 30th at 7:30 PM
July 1st at 7:30 PM

July 6th at 7:30 PM
July 8th at 7:30 PM
 

#RecRiteOfSpring

When:
Jun 15, 2017 to Jul 8, 2017
Cost:
Opening Night : $30 includes glass of champagne General : $20 Student :$15
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
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Ritual GP House Dance Competition RD 1


Ritual Grand Prix (Ritual GP) is a bi-monthly dance competition consisting of four events (rounds), with round one beginning on May 20th 2017 at Alley Kat (Back Room). 

After the four rounds, there will be a final event where the four winners from the previous events will face off to be crowned the Ritual GP Champ. 


RITUAL GP HOUSE DANCE COMPETITION ROUND 1
Presented by Ritual Culture

1vs1 House Dance Battle:
1st place - Trophy + Automatic qualification for the GP Final

Date: May 20th
Time: 4:30-8:30pm
Prelims start at 6pm

Cost: $10 (accepting cash and venmo) 
Age: 18 & Up

Location: Alley Kat - Backroom
3718 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Host: 
SoulOne 
(Ritual Culture - HOU)

Judges:
1. Ricky (Houston, TX)
2. Jardy (San Jose, CA)
3. Knowell (Assorted Flavas)

DJ's:
Noey Lopez 
(The Kitchen / Crossroads / Sour Patch / Assorted Flavas - HOU)
Keva 
(The Shakedown / Ritual Culture - HOU)

Vendors: 
Black Sheep 
Elephant Loud
Breakfree


Popston TX providing from scratch Popsicles! 

Photography:
Anthony Rathbun

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May 19th: 
House Dance Workshop by Jardy (San Jose, CA) at Sonia's World of Dance from 7-8pm

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Official Ritual GP After-party:
The Shakedown @ The Flat
When:
May 20, 2017
Cost:
$10 (accepting cash and venmo)
Time:
4:30 pm to 8:30 pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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