March 2, 2018 (Friday)
March 3, 2018 (Saturday)
UPTOWN DANCE CENTRE
7417 Shadyvilla, Houston, TX 77055
Journey through different musical dimensions, guided by classical and contemporary movements and music of Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass and Axiom Quartet.
Uptown Dance Company partners with Houston’s Axiom Quartet for two performances of “Hidden Dimensions,” a program of three new dance works all performed to live music. The performances, which take place at Uptown Dance Centre, feature music from three Phillip Glass String Quartets, the first Cello Suite by Benjamin Britten, and selections from Axiom Quartet’s upcoming debut album (“Axiom – Moments of Truth,” release date April 13, 2018, Parma Recordings).
Choreographer Andre Silva, current principal dancer with Texas Ballet Theater, returns to Uptown Dance Company with his newest creation, Hidden Dimension. Mr. Silva explores a narrative approach to his choreographic process, creating a work that portrays a woman caught in a dream realm. Music from Axiom’s new album inspired Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown’s newest pas de deux, titled At first sight. Ms. Gulledge-Brown describes her work as an example of “art imitating life.” Guest dancer Rupert Edwards returns to perform in this new work. Houston audiences will get the rare opportunity to hear one of the solo cello suites by Benjamin Britten in a live performance. Axiom cellist Patrick Moore and choreographer Alex Pandiscio extracted themes in the work that resonated with them both – fate, separation, trauma, love, fear, and triumph. These themes form the basis for the programmatic work, Entanglement.
The performances will take place at Uptown Dance Centre’s black box theater, equipped with great acoustics that is ideal for live music performances.
$30 General Admission
$25 Seniors (65+)
$15 College Students with ID