Female Voices in Motion Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 19, 2018
CONTACT:
Alex Pandiscio
713-686-0334
info@uptowndance.org

UPTOWN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS WORKS BY
THREE HOUSTON-BASED CHOREOGRAPHERS

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HOUSTON, TX – On Friday September 28th, 2018, Uptown Dance Company opens their 2018-2019 Season with Female Voices in Motion, an evening of three one-act contemporary dance works by celebrated local choreographers Jane Weiner, Krissy Richmond, and the company’s Artistic Director, Beth Gulledge-Brown. Joining the company will be Principal Guest Artist Rupert Edwards III, a former Houston Ballet dancer, who has performed with the company frequently in the past. The two performances, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm, take place at the MATCH.

Jane Weiner has created her first work for the company, entitled “Climate Orange”. Dancers playfully interact with oranges, rock out to R.E.M., tell knock-knock jokes (sometimes in Chinese), and gracefully dance to a Bach Fugue! Weiner’s signature quirky modern dance style is a joy for both dancers and audience.

“Crossroads” is Beth Gulledge-Brown’s stunning new contemporary ballet showing off the classical lines of the company artists. Set to hauntingly beautiful music from Ezio Bosso’s “Music for Weather Elements,” the work explores how people relate with one another and the various forces that push them together and pull them apart.

Rounding out the evening is “Life is just a bowl of cherries,” Krissy Richmond’s second creation for the company. The work pays homage to the classic jazz dance made famous by masters such as Jack Cole, Luigi, and the incomparable Bob Fosse. Upbeat, energetic and evoking the golden age of classic jazz dance, the dancers get to share with the audience a style of dance not performed very often in Houston.

Uptown Dance Company is a non-profit 501(c)3 professional dance company based in Houston, TX, found in 1999. The Company fosters an appreciation of dance within the Houston community by offering family-friendly dance performances and educational opportunities. Uptown Dance Company produces exciting and innovative performances known for featuring versatile professional dancers with strong classical lines. The company provides high quality training opportunities for aspiring young dancers regardless of their financial means, and serves the greater community through outreach performances and masterclasses.

 

FACT SHEET:

CONTACT:
Alex Pandiscio
713-686-0334
info@uptowndance.org

WHAT:
UPTOWN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS FEMALE VOICES IN MOTION

WHEN:
Friday, September 28th 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 29th 2018, 7:30pm

WHERE:
MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston)
3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

TICKETS:
$30 General admission / $25 Senior/ $15 Student w/College I.D.

http://uptowndance.org
https://matchouston.org/events/2018/female-voices-motion

Spring Fusion Dance Festival 2016

WHEN:
Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:30pm

WHERE:
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055

WHAT:
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Presenting the female choreographic voice!

Uptown Dance Company invites you to a celebration of the female choreographic voice in honor of Women’s History Month.  Presenting three world premieres by three Houston-based female choreographers, UDC’s third annual Spring Fusion Dance Festival is a night of romance, humor and passion.

The festival begins with performances by Uptown Dance Company’s pre-professional division (Uptown Dance Company II, Senior Company and Junior Company).  UDC II performs a brand new contemporary work, “Cosmos”, by Andre Silva of Texas Ballet Theater.  They also debut a new work by UDC artistic director Beth Gulledge Brown.  Titled “La apasionadas”, the piece is about connecting the Latin American expression of passion to the classical form of dance.  Senior Company and Junior Company will reprise their works from Dance Infusion 2015, choreographed by UDC dancers Lindsay Cortner and Eric Glenn.

UDC main company takes the stage with three premiere works of distinct styles.  Tina Kay Bohnstedt’s “What happens backstage…” takes a humorous, behind-the-scene look at the battle between dancers and stage workers.  It’s a piece inspired by and reflects the different characters and personalities of the company.  Priscilla Nathan Murphy’s “Fuga/The Chase” is about the fickleness in relationships.  The 12-cello arrangement of Astor Piazolla’s Fuga Misterio provides the inspiration behind the piece.  Gulledge-Brown’s “Serenity” rounds out the show with her signature classical style.  Moved by Franz Waxman’s music and celebrating the birth of her own daughter, Gulledge-Brown’s work deals with finding peace, happiness and balance throughout life’s many changes.

Join us this March for a look into the art of dance through the fairer sex perspective.

TICKETS:
General Admission $30
Seniors (65+) $25
College Students (with ID) $15

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