- This event has passed.
METdance Kicks Off New Season: “United in Dance” Dance company’s 21st season begins with free show under the stars Friday, Sept. 23 at Discovery Green
Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pmfree
Start autumn off on the right foot — with the excitement and beauty of a contemporary concert dance.
METdance continues its commitment to make concert dance more accessible to the community — by beginning its 21st performance season, “United in Dance,” with a free concert.
The “Season Kickoff” show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 at Discovery Green, located at 1500 McKinney in downtown Houston.
The performance will include audience favorites of the contemporary dance company, including work by acclaimed New York City-based choreographer Larry Keigwin, Houston-born Margot Gelber, Italian choreographer Caterina Rago and long-time METdance choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. There will also be a special site-specific work and a guest appearance by the MET too Youth Company.
During its 21st season, METdance continues its quest to excite, inspire and educate audiences through its unique blend of contemporary concert dance performances and community outreach.
“Our free events are the perfect way for the entire family to experience the wonder and joy of dance,” artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “We hope everyone comes out to join us for this season to experience dance close up.”
She added that the “United in Dance” season focuses on the diversity of the METdance organization.
“We’re celebrating the wide range of cultural backgrounds, movement styles and inspirations of METdance choreographers from the past and present,” Doyle said. “We are committed to presenting works that speak to every audience member regardless of their ethnicity, age, gender or experience with dance.”
Founded in 1995, METdance pursues a mission to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through world-class instruction and performance.
The company has traveled across the U.S., impressing critics and audiences alike while performing works by some of the most influential and talented choreographers in dance.
METdance also has a strong community outreach program, including its educational “Swing, Jive, Pop” performances. The shows incorporate history, fashion, music and the arts, while the company dances through the eras of the 1930s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950s, grooves into the 1970s and ends with the Hip Hop music of today.
The company’s home base, the METdance Center, now serves as Houston’s second-largest dance training space, offering comprehensive training in multiple disciplines to students of all experience levels, ages 3 and up.
For more information about the concert, call 713-522-6375, email [email protected] or visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/1273650.
For more information about METdance and the upcoming 21st season, visit www.metdance.org.