WTCD Press Release

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Susan Schmaeling, APR

susan@saspr.com

713-349-0780

Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance

Free, at Miller Outdoor Theatre

September 24-25, 2010

Houston, Texas – July 28, 2010 – From Tchaikovsky to original electronic scores; from Bourneville to Bollywood, the 16th annual Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance celebrates the diversity and creativity of ten Texas-based choreographers and dance companies. Dance Source Houston has presented this free dance festival for the past 15 years at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Executive Director Christina Giannelli and the Weekend curatorial team, Roxanne M. Claire, Joanna Friesen and Nancy Wozny, have curated an evening of mind-blowing entertainment. Tap dance, trapeze work and dancing with industrial fans are part of the evening performance on September 24-25, 2010 at 8 PM at Miller. The program includes: independent choreographers Paola Georgudis, Catalina Molnari and Leslie Scates. Featured companies are: Frame Dance Productions; infinite Moving Ever Evolving (iMEE); NobleMotion Dance; Reck Dance ProjectsRevolve Dance Company; Suchu Dance; and Vault. For additional information about the dance festival visit www.houstondance.org. For ticket information for the evening program only, directions and location of Miller Outdoor Theatre visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com or call (713) 373-3386.  For dance updates, follow Dance Source Houston on Facebook.

Dance Source Houston also presents Dance Around the World, a free family matinee, on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11 AM at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Dance Around the World explores the classical dance styles of two cultures. The top students from Houston’s foremost dance academies, Houston Ballet II and The Anjali Dance Company will present traditional and contemporary dances from the European and Indian traditions.  Exciting dance, fabulous costumes and beautiful music will delight and entertain audiences of all ages.

Dance Source Houston presents Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance. The dance festival is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Inc. KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio is the official media sponsor.

Dance Source Houston is a service organization supporting the creation and presentation of contemporary dance in Houston.  Other Dance Source Houston projects include: The Dance Card, a bi-monthly calendar of area dance events; The Dance Table, sharing dance community information at area performances; the Dance Source Weekly Newsletter, an e-newsletter; and the website www.houstondance.org for upcoming performance information; previews and reviews.  These activities are supported in part by Houston Endowment, Inc. and Houston Arts Alliance.

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