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  • THE 1999-2000 SEASON

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    Join the exciting, season-opening festival !

    _________________________________________________________________________ CONTEMPORARY DANCE AT MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE

    CODA and The Houston Dance Initiative, directed by producer Christina Gianelli, present the 5th Weekend of Contemporary Texas Dance, the opening of this year's FIRST ANNUAL HOUSTON FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, in collaboration with Diverse Works, Jewish Community Center, University of Houston, Rice University, and CORE.

    OCTOBER 2 - 23

    THE PROGRAM:

    Friday October 1, 1999 8:00 5th Annual Weekend of TX Contemporary Dance at the Miller Outdoor Stage

    FEATURING: FLY, Sharir/Bustamante Dance Works, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Suchu Dance Company, Sandra Organ Dance Company, and new works by Karen Stokes and Priscilla Nathan-Murphy.

    10:00 Music and Dancing . Social Stage

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    Saturday October 2, 1999

    11:00 Dance Around the World, a special family matinee hosted by Houston Balletís prima ballerina Lauren Anderson.

    Houston Ballet Academy, Anjani Dance Company and Kuumba House Dancers will each perform a classical and contemporary work from their repertoire.

    1:00- Site Specific performances begin Hermann Park

    2:oo pm Houston B-Boy Jam ‘99, an afternoon of hip-hop performance/competition. Miller Stage

    4:00 Salsa and Calypse bands Music Stage

    8:00 5th Annual Weekend of TX Contemporary Dance at the Miller Stage

    10:00 Music and Dancing Social Stage

    Ticket Information:

    All events for A Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance are FREE and open to the public.

    Tickets to A Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance are available on the day of performance between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre Box Office. Remaining tickets are given out at 7:00 p.m.

    All seating for Dance Around the World and Houston B-Boy Jam '99 is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. General information may be had by calling (713) 284-8350


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    Monday, October 4, 1999

    9:30 -11:oo am Master Class with Sean Curran WestUniv. DanceCentre

    1:00pm Master Class UoH, Studio

    Tuesday, October 5, 1999

    10:00am Master Class UoH, Studio

    1:00pm Master Class UoH, Studio

    Wednesday, October 6, 1999

    9:30 -11:oo am Master Class with Sean Curran WestUniv. DanceCentre

    1:00pm Master Class UoH, Studio

    7:30pm Film Screening/Lecture Rice Media Center

    1. Traditions of Contemporary Dance: From Modern to Postmodern (Cunningham, Judson Church, tanztheater, postclassical ballet)

    2. Traditions of Contemporary Dance: Physical Theatre Contact, New Dance, Afro-Caribbean Dance, butoh)

    Introduced by Johannes Birringer


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    Thursday, October 7, 1999

    10:00pm Master Class UoH, Studio

    1:00pm Master Class UoH, Studio

    8:30 pm CORE Performance Company : Museum of Fine Arts

    "evolUTION/revolUTION"

    Performed during the Museum of Fine Arts' Artful Thursday for the current Diego Rivera exhibitiion. Inspired by the works of one of Mexico's most famous artists, CORE Performance Company's performance will reflect and meditate upon Rivera's imaginative process using the medium of dance.

    Friday, October 8, 1999

    8:00pm Jennifer Monson & Co. "The Glint"

    DiverseWorks

    1117 East Freeway

    Call 713 223 8346

    Saturday, October 9, 1999

    8:00pm Jennifer Monson & Co. "The Glint" Diverse Works


    Sunday, October 10, 1999

    7:00 P. M. CORE: Salon Performance and Open House

    at Rebecca Lodge, 1404 Allston. CORE Performance Company will welcome Houston's arts community, friends and supporters to its new home at Rebecca Lodge with an intimate salon performance accompanied by well- known Houston pianist Robert Avalon. The performance will be followed by an open house reception.


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    Monday, October 11, 1999

    9:30 -11:oo am Master Class with Sean Curran WestUniv. DanceCentre

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    Thursday, October 14, 1999

    8:oo pm Corning Dances & Co. : "Legal Innocence"

    Jewish Community Center

    Saturday, October 16, 1999

    8:oo pm Corning Dances & Co. : "Legal Innocence" JCC

    Sunday, October 17, 1999

    3:oo pm Corning Dances & Co. : "Legal Innocence" JCC

    Dance Installation on View in the Joe Frank Theatre of the Arts

    Jewish Community Center

    October 4 - 11 - Sunday - Friday, 9 - 5 pm

    Jewish Community Center

    Kaplan Theatre

    5501 South Braeswood

    For reservations call (713) 729 3200 ext.3231 or Box Office at (713) 551 7255.

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    Friday, October 22 , 1999, 8:oo pm

    12 Minutes MAX

    Diverse Works

    “No Signs of Stopping - Performers over 40”

    During this evening of performance, "over the hill" only means one thing: greater momentum. Join these ragin' women of long-term vision from Houston, Austin, and beyond as they present their work. Featured performers are Deborah Hay, Sarah Irwin, Victoria Loftin, Laura Steckler, Priscilla Nathan-Murphy, and Becky Valls.

    Saturday, October 23, 1999

    10 am - 1 pm Workshop ("Imagining Choreography") with Deborah Hay at Diverse Works

    3 - 6 pm Townhall Meeting: Health Care for Artists at Diverse Works.

    For more information, visit the DW website

    DiverseWorks

    1117 East Freeway

    Call 713 223 8346

    Festival ends.

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    AURORA PICTUE SHOW: Microcinema season gets under way

    "The Texas Show" (Dallas Video Festival 1999

    Saturday, October 16, 7:oo pm & 9:oo pm

    Sunday, October 17, 3:oo pm

    "Bjorn Melhus: LIMBOLAND

    A selection from 11 years of film and video works by Bjorn Melhus.

    Saturday, October 30, 7:oo pm & 9:oo pm

    Sunday, October 31, 3:oo pm

    Aurora Picture Show at 800 Aurora St in the Heights.

    For information call 713 868 2101 or visit the Aurora website

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    KIBBUTZ CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY

    Movement with a message: Founder and Artistic Advisor Yehudit Arnon, a survivor of Auschwitz, pioneered "cause as dance" within the Kibbutz Movement, drawing talent from Kibbutz members. Her disciple, Artistic Director Rami Be'er, gives tribute to Arnon in "Aide Memoire," a work that pummels the senses with strong and enduring images, accompanied by an ever-changing score that includes music by Kronos Quartet.

    Society for the Performing Arts

    Wortham Center's Cullen Theatre

    Thursday, November 11, 8:oo pm

    For tickets call 713 227 4SPA

    visit the SPA website

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    WEAVE DANCE COMPANY

    "WomanSpace"

    November 5 - 6

    Stages Repertory Theater

    3201 Allen Parkway

    For info call 713 52-STAGE

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    MUSIC BY LIVING AMERICAN COMPOSERS

    The Houston Composers' Alliance has announced its 1999-2000 concert season.

    The first event of the series will take place on Tuesday, November 30, 8:oo pm.

    Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts

    For more information, call 713 521 7062.

    Visit the HCA wesbite

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    AlienNation Co.'s MIRAK

    MIRAK

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 15, 16, 17 & 18 at 8 pm

    Call 713/228 1914 for 24-hour reservations

    This surrealist sci-fi opera portrays the dramatic shift in the mindset of Romola, a cosmonaut abandoned on the spaceship MIRAK.

    After seven years of orbiting Earth, Romola’s physiological chemistry changes. She experiences a series of hallucinatory mental break-downs which enable her to reconfigure her reality and live as a new, mutated being. The audience is invited to a dazzling, cinematic journey of the mind at the dawn of a century.

    AlienNation Co. uses familiar opera conventions to strikingly new effects, integrating movement and narration on stage with video projection, 3D animation, puppets, sculptures, and an electronic score performed live by a small orchestra and three singers.

    Created during their dance residency at DiverseWorks, the opera MIRAK highlights AlienNation Co’s multimedia, computer-driven conception of visual choreography, storytelling, and live mix.

    Music is composed by Steve Pare, the libretto is by Angeles Romero, animations by Serena Lin, scenography by Don Calledare, and choreography by artistic director Johannes Birringer.

    For more info on the piece visit the AlienNation website

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    Friday and Saturday, January 14-15, 2000, 8:oo pm

    12 Minutes MAX

    Diverse Works

    "EWE! DUCK!!!": The eight works for this new 12 Minutes MAX series were chosen by audition. The concert features Joanne Brigham's new "Scorpions," Brian Eno's "No.3," Tonantzin Canestraro Garcia's "Cavewoman," Donna Garret's Inside Myself," Jennifer Olson's "Veils," Chrissie Ott's "enter state solo," Leslie scates and Sandy marcello's "Maquechou," and Diana Weeks' "Stand-Up Reality."

    Due to popular demand, DiverseWorks has extended this 12 Minutes MAX to two evenings.

    For more information, visit the DW website

    DiverseWorks

    1117 East Freeway

    Call 713 223 8346

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    Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, 2000, 8:oo pm

    STEPHANIE JUNO

    Diverse Works

    "Renegade Misanthrope" is a new solo performance by Stephanie Juno, creating a startling tour de force that speeds headlong from edge to edge, moving with such velocity that good and evil and in between blend together with telling results. Her vehicle for this reconnaissance mission is a cagey small-time criminal sidelined by a crippling attack - a crooked crook. "Renegade Misanthrope" is by turns whimsical, rivetingly and unshakably human.

    For more information, visit the DW website

    DiverseWorks

    1117 East Freeway

    Call 713 223 8346

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    MARK MORRIS MODERN DANCE GROUP

    In its first concert in the new century, SPA will feature renowned choreographer and enfant terrible Mark Morris and his modern dance company.

    Society for the Performing Arts

    Jones Hall

    January 28 and 29, 2000, 8:oo pm

    For tickets call 713 227 4SPA

    visit the SPA website

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    DANCE MONTH AT JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

    January 15 through February 13, 2000

    One of Houston's most exciting dance events, Dance Month at the kaplan Theatre, presents its 2oth Anniversary celebratory season in January and February 2000 at the Jewish Community Center. This year brings back performers and choreographers who have made contributions and lasting impressions on dance month audiences for the past 19 years.

    Gala Concert, January 15, 8:oo pm

    Chrysalis Dance Company * Sara Draper * Fly Dance Company * Houston Metropolitan dance Company * Joan Karff's New Dance Group * Sean Kelly * Rathna Kumar * and Jane Weiner

    Gala Concert II, January 16, 8:oo pm

    Performances by Lori Amare * Alex Arizpe * Discovery Dance Group * Rathna Kumar * Priscilla Nathan Murphy * Sandra Organ * Sophia Torres * Weave Dance Company.

    Gus Giordano JazzDance Chicago

    Saturday and Sunday, January 22-23, 8:oo and 3:oo pm

    Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble

    Saturday, February 5, 8:oo pm

    A concert featuring the American-Israeli contemporary dance troupe Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble, who celebrate the spirit of Jewish and israeli culture thorigh dance, music, costumes, and color. Jewish history and life around the globe serve as the inspirations for the company's repertoire.

    Tap Jammin'

    Saturday, February 12, 2000, 8:oo pm

    Performances by Lane Alexander, Ira Bernstein, The Texas Tap Ensemble, and Jonathan Benjamin, Pianist.

    Jewish Community Center

    Kaplan Theatre

    5501 South Braeswood

    For reservations call (713) 729 3200 ext.3231 or Box Office at (713) 551 7255.

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    DANCE SALAD

    Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, 8:oo pm

    Dance Salad 2000 features a variety of fresh Asian dance by choreographers and dancers presenting a fusion of East and West traditional and contemporary dance, tossed with modern and classical music, seasoned with poetic sensitivity and spiced with Asian drumming. The main attractions are Singapore Dance Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, City Contemporary Dance Company from Hong Kong, Negumi Nakamura (Japan), and Yin Le (Bejing, a member of Houston Ballet).

    Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center.

    call 713 629 3700

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    SUCHU DANCE

    Thursday - Saturday, June 22-24, 8:oo pm

    DiverseWorks presents the premiere of "Doku-Ek Pondu," a new work by the local Suchu Dance Company, featuring Julie Clever, Christian Holmes, Roxanne Perez, Tina Shariffskul, and Dana Wessale.

    Choreography, costumes and music by Jennifer Wood.

    DiverseWorks

    1117 East Freeway

    tel. 713 335 3445

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