Texas is truly a state of the arts.\r\n\r\n"Texas dance is alive, and we're putting a solid dose of Texas pride in our next show," METdance artistic director Marlana Doyle said\r\n\r\nThe performance "Deep in the Heart!" is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at Zilkha Hall in Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St #300 in downtown Houston, 77002.\r\n\r\nA special pre-show performance on Friday night with the MET too Youth Company will start at 7:35 p.m.\r\n\r\nTickets start at $25 and are available online at www.thehobbycenter.org or by calling the box office at 713-315-2525. Senior, students and groups are eligible for a 15 percent discount.\r\n\r\n"Deep in the Heart!" features a highly anticipated world premier by prominent Houston artist Dominic Walsh -- a dance icon in Houston and around the world -- and a live score performed by Two Star Symphony, a neo-classical instrumental ensemble, is known for collaborating with other artists and media to create unique, original pieces.\r\n\r\nThe program will feature a world premiere by Houston-born Robbie Moore, an HSPVA and Julliard graduate, currently performing with Eastman- Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.\r\n\r\nDallas-based company Bruce Wood Dance will join METdance during the show, culminating with an extra special collaboration with dancers from both companies created by Bridget L. Moore.\r\n\r\nDescribed as "emotionally charged and highly kinetic" by KERA's Art&Seek, Bruce Wood Dance presents two audience favorites from the nationally acclaimed repertoire of late founder and Texan, Bruce Wood.\r\n\r\n"RED" is an homage to solidarity in face of adversity and infused by the tragedy of 9\/11. Opposite in energy and ambiance is the thigh-slapping, hilarious "Lovett!" -- recognized as "quintessentially Texas" and set to a suite of songs by the Lone Star's country singer-songwriter, Lyle Lovett.