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

Female Voices in Motion + Dance Infusion 2018

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WHEN:

Female Voices in Motion

September 28, 2018 (Friday)
September 29, 2018 (Saturday)
7:30pm

Dance Infusion 2018

September 29, 2018 (Saturday)
1:00pm & 4:00pm

WHERE:

MATCH
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

WHAT:

Uptown Dance kicks off 2018-2019 season with 2 distinctive shows — Female Voice in Motion featuring Uptown Dance Company and Dance Infusion 2018 featuring the pre-professional companies of Uptown Dance.

Female Voice in Motion

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.

Female Voice in Motion Press Release

Dance Infusion 2018

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.

TICKETS:

$30 General Admission
$25 Seniors (65+)
$15 College Students with ID
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Dance Infusion 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 7, 2015
CONTACT:
Beth Gulledge-Brown
713-686-0334
info@uptowndance.org

Uptown Dance Company
Presents
Dance Infusion 2015

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Uptown Dance Company opens the 2015-2016 season with Dance Infusion 2015, a two-night event at the brand new Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), on Friday, October 2, 2015 and Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Dance Infusion 2015 will be the inaugurating event that marks the grand opening of MATCH, featuring contemporary and classical works by Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown, co-director Adrian Ciobanu, guest choreographers Alex Pandiscio and Krissy Richmond, and Uptown Dance Company dancers Lindsay Cortner, Eric Glenn and Emily Roy.

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