Performing Arts

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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Within These Walls: Landing Micro Theatre Project

Only 18 Seats Per Performance!

WITHIN THESE WALLS is a collection of new works commissioned by The Landing Theatre Company from local playwrights Brendan Bourque-Sheil and Esme Wu for a site-specific micro theatre project set in a working BnB in the Heights. Performances are presented for audiences of only 18 people at a time. 


Audiences sit on chairs, stools and cushions, while the play takes place around them.  The experience is up-close and wholly immersive for a personal and intimate view into these fascinating and original stories.

Tickets sold online only. Prices subject to change. Cannot be purchased by phone or at the door.  Landing box office can be accessed at www.landingtheatre.org. No Performance on Halloween. 

 

Shows run 7 days a week (except for Halloween night) in rotation throughout the run.

 


When:
Oct 11, 2018 to Nov 4, 2018
The Plays:   BETWEEN TWO CAVES By Brendan Bourque-Sheil Directed by Benito Vasquez   A comedy about modern conspiracy theory culture.  Alex is the content creator and host of a successful self-produced podcast, and she is currently adjusting from being a poor nobody to being someone with a little bit of money, celebrity, and influence. Despite her growing success, ratings are still precarious. Parker, a friend of Alex, would like to be some kind of high-profile celebrity investigative journalist, maybe the next Julian Assange, but as of right now, he's living with his mom.  At this very moment of podcast uncertainty, Parker visits with a story he feels will send him and her show into the national spotlight. His controversial proposal puts Alex in an uncomfortable dilemma. Does she satisfy her need for edgy content or pull back to save her slipping audience base?   THE VISIT By Esme Wu Directed by Sophia Watt   An intense drama about family treasures.  It’s been six months since Sharona died.  Her husband Scott is at home waiting for the visit of Suze, Ro’s sister, who is coming to collect some of her sister’s belongings. The two have personalities and points of view at polar opposites, and are prone to clashing on ideas.  When a valuable necklace passed down from their grandmother is missing from her sister’s possessions, tempers flare, and through the conflict the importance of the true jewels of the family are uncovered.
Cost:
Starting at $25. Prices subject to change.
Time:
8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
8:00 pm, $25
Tuesday Time & Price:
8:00 pm, $25
Wednesday Time & Price:
8:00 pm, $25
Thursday Time & Price:
8:00 pm, $25
Friday Time & Price:
8:00 pm, $25
Saturday Time & Price:
3:00 pm & 8:00 pm, $25
Sunday Time & Price:
3:00 pm & 8:00 pm, $25
Location:
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Free Intro to Improv Class

You have what it takes to be an improviser – and Station’s FREE Intro to Improv Class is the best way to prove it!

Station’s FREE Intro to Improv Class is offered every Friday at 7:00pm – just before our Supernova Armando show. All first-time Intro to Improv students are invited to stay and enjoy that night’s Supernova Armando show for free. Feeling brave enough to get on stage? Intro students are also invited to play in Station’s Lotería show that very night!

Station Theater | 1230 Houston Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
Class time 7:00pm | Doors open at 6:45pm | All shows BYOB

Street parking is available on Dart Street or at the neighboring Montalbano Tire & Auto Service after 7pm. Please be mindful when parking in front of of area homes as some driveways are difficult to see.

When:
Sep 28, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7pm, Free
Location:
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The Actual Dance


Theatre Special Event* The Actual Dance

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Written and Performed by Samuel A. Simon
Presented in partnership with Congregation Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood and Houston Chapter of Hadassah

The Actual Dance is a moving, insightful one-act play performed by its author, Sam Simon, as he tells the story of his wife’s successful battle with breast cancer from a unique point of view – that of a husband and caretaker supporting his spouse and ultimate cancer survivor through her difficult journey.

Houstonian Susan Kalmans and Sam Simon were married in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in 1966. In Simon’s performance of “the dance,” he is accompanied by two live on-stage musicians, Marc Garvin (guitar) and Sonya Matoussova (cello). Talkback with Susan & Sam Simon follows each show.

Meet the cast reception follows the Saturday night performance.

Not included in Patron of the Arts offering.

$25 Per Person

When:
Oct 13, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
Cost:
$25
Time:
8:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$25
Sunday Time & Price:
$25
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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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Female Voices in Motion

Presenting world premieres by Beth Gulledge-Brown, Krissy Richmond and Jane Weiner

Uptown Dance Company’s versatility is on full display with an evening of
world premieres in contemporary ballet, jazz and modern. Featuring a
trio of Houston-based female choreographers, each piece represents the
female voice in dance in its own unique way. Krissy Richmond pays homage
to Jack Cole, Luigi and the incomparable Bob Fosse with a classic jazz
tribute. Jane Weiner of Hope Stone Dance brings her signature quirkiness
to the audience and shares the joy of dance. UDC Artistic Director Beth
Gulledge-Brown showcases the company’s classical technique and
aesthetic with a dramatic contemporary ballet.

When:
Sep 28, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
$30 General Admission / $25 Seniors (65+) / $15 College Students with ID
Time:
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm
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Rice Theatre Presents: She Kills Monsters

Step into a Dungeons and Dragons adventure with the Rice Theatre in She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen!

The Rice University Theatre Program proudly presents She Kills Monsters, a dramatic comedy play by Qui Nguyen. This adventure into the world of fantasy role-playing games tells the story of Agnes Evans as she discovers the fantastical world within her deceased sister Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook. Filled with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, this action-packed tale offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Reserve your tickets now!!

When:
Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 20, 2018
Reserve your tickets via the Facebook page link OR simply use the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfATXD_TKaXqaW8DWrRHP25JDN5hCrU... The showtimes are more specifically listed in this form and on the Facebook page
Cost:
$10 General, $8 Faculty, Senior, Alum, $5 Student
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
8:00 PM
Friday Time & Price:
8:00 PM
Saturday Time & Price:
8:00 PM
Sunday Time & Price:
3:00 PM
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