Dance Days at Discovery Green 2012
March 15, 2012
Dance Source Houston showcases two Houston dance companies in Dance Days at Discovery Green 2012. Earthen Vessels, (The Sandra Organ Dance Company) and Suchu Dance will present works from their spring repertoire with a free concert at Discovery Green's Anheuser-Busch Stage and Fondren Performance Space on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Earthen Vessels (The Sandra Organ Dance Company) will present works from their spring 2012 repertory. Sandra Organ founded her dance company in 1997 with a mission to promote contemporary dance, educate the public, and attract a diverse audience. Now celebrating its 14th season, Earthen Vessels choreographs and performs works that tell the stories of past and present. Earthen Vessels themes have explored the complexity of race relations in American history, the tragedy and redemption of organ donation, the contributions of African Americans, and the lives of historical figures.
Earthen Vessels has added movement to Duke Ellington, Dmitri Shostakovich, Bobby McFerrin, U2, Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda, and many others. Blending the vocabulary of dance with music and the spoken word is a hallmark, as is the incorporation of community voices, ideas, and experiences. For more information, visit www.evsdance.org.
Suchu Dance will present excerpts from their new show, Circle of Perpetual Apparition, which premieres April 13-22, 2012, at Barnevelder Theater. Circle of Perpetual Apparition will be performed in the round with the audience seated in a simple circle of chairs placed on the stage.
Suchu Dance, under the direction of Jennifer Wood, is in its 13th season of creating and performing its own brand of Dance Theater. Known for its frequent creation of new works and its attention to visual design, Suchu Dance continues to evolve its exploration of bodies in space. Based in Houston, Suchu Dance founded and constructed its own performance space, the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, where most of its performances take place.
Each year, Suchu Dance produces the Big Range Dance Festival, a three-week festival, now in its 10th year, focusing on new modern and postmodern works by local, national and international choreographers. For more information, visit www.suchudance.org.
Dance Source Houston and Discovery Green present Dance Days at Discovery Green 2012 on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Discovery Green's Anheuser-Busch Stage and Fondren Performance Space, 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX, 77010. This family friendly performance requires no tickets. Seating is on the hillside lawn and audience members are allowed to bring a picnic dinner. Discovery Green is served by Metro buses and is six blocks east of the Main Street Square Light Rail station.
Dance Source Houston is a service organization supporting the creation and presentation of contemporary dance in Houston. Other Dance Source Houston projects include: The Dance Card, a bi-monthly calendar of area dance events; The Dance Table, sharing dance community information at area performances; the Dance Source Weekly Newsletter, an e-newsletter; and the website www.dancesourcehouston.org for upcoming performance information; previews and reviews. These activities are supported in part by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Endowment. Dance Source Houston is a participant in the MODE Arts Incubator Program supported by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Pictured: detail of a Suchu Dance Photo by Louie Saletan. (full image below).