Dance Infusion 2016 PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 11, 2016

CONTACT:
Beth Gulledge­Brown
713.­686­.0334
info@uptowndance.org

HOUSTON DANCE COMPANY PREMIERES WORKS BY
INTERNATIONALLY CELEBRATED ARTISTS
ANDRE SILVA AND CHET WALKER

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HOUSTON, TX – On Friday September 23rd, 2016, Uptown Dance Company will kickoff its 17th Season with “Dance Infusion,” the company’s annual mixed bill that presents diverse choreographic voices from around the world, performed by one of Houston’s premiere contemporary dance companies.

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Dance Infusion 2016

DATE & TIME:
Friday, September 23, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016

7:00pm – Pre-Professional Show
8:00pm – Professional Show

PLACE:
MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston)
3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

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Featuring guest choreographers Andre Silva and Chet Walker.

Returning to Uptown Dance Company for “Dance Infusion 2016” is Chet Walker, the Tony-Award-Winning creator of FOSSE the musical, and choreographer of Broadway classics such as Pippin, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, A Chorus Line, and many more. This will be Mr. Walker’s third work for Uptown Dance Company.

Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Andre Silva also returns to create a new work on Uptown Dance Company. Mr. Silva set a work on the Uptown Dance Company II last season. An accomplished dancer, Mr. Silva was the first recipient of the Booz Hamilton International “Rising Star Award” for excellence in dance, and was a Silver Medalist at the International Ballet Competition in Shanghai, China.

Uptown Dance Company’s pre-professional students will be featured in their own show, one hour before the main company performs.

Be sure to also check out our Summer Master Class Series with Andre and Chet. Click links below to find out more and to register:
Andre – July 30, 2016
Chet – August 26-27, 2016

Dance Infusion 2016 Press Release

Dance Source Houston’s Preview on Dance Infusion 2016

Summer Master Class Series – Andre Silva


WHEN
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
9:30am – 11:00am

WHERE
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055 (map it)

CLASS STYLE
Ballet

COST
$25

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Cash, check or credit card payments are accepted at UDC office on the day of master classes.
You may also call UDC office to pay with credit card over the phone.


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Spring Fusion Dance Festival 2016

WHEN:
Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:30pm

WHERE:
Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055

WHAT:
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Presenting the female choreographic voice!

Uptown Dance Company invites you to a celebration of the female choreographic voice in honor of Women’s History Month.  Presenting three world premieres by three Houston-based female choreographers, UDC’s third annual Spring Fusion Dance Festival is a night of romance, humor and passion.

The festival begins with performances by Uptown Dance Company’s pre-professional division (Uptown Dance Company II, Senior Company and Junior Company).  UDC II performs a brand new contemporary work, “Cosmos”, by Andre Silva of Texas Ballet Theater.  They also debut a new work by UDC artistic director Beth Gulledge Brown.  Titled “La apasionadas”, the piece is about connecting the Latin American expression of passion to the classical form of dance.  Senior Company and Junior Company will reprise their works from Dance Infusion 2015, choreographed by UDC dancers Lindsay Cortner and Eric Glenn.

UDC main company takes the stage with three premiere works of distinct styles.  Tina Kay Bohnstedt’s “What happens backstage…” takes a humorous, behind-the-scene look at the battle between dancers and stage workers.  It’s a piece inspired by and reflects the different characters and personalities of the company.  Priscilla Nathan Murphy’s “Fuga/The Chase” is about the fickleness in relationships.  The 12-cello arrangement of Astor Piazolla’s Fuga Misterio provides the inspiration behind the piece.  Gulledge-Brown’s “Serenity” rounds out the show with her signature classical style.  Moved by Franz Waxman’s music and celebrating the birth of her own daughter, Gulledge-Brown’s work deals with finding peace, happiness and balance throughout life’s many changes.

Join us this March for a look into the art of dance through the fairer sex perspective.

TICKETS:
General Admission $30
Seniors (65+) $25
College Students (with ID) $15

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