Bayou City Ballet
From the first scene of "Dance Houston Does Houston," when a visitor disembarks (from Continental, of course) and steps onto our city's sweltering streets misguidedly dressed in his cowboy best, the inside jokes fly. "We're trying to give it a look that will feel familiar," says Dance Houston founder and director Andrea Maskos hence the falling rain, traffic snarls and mosquitoes, mosquitoes everywhere. "Some of us like [Houston] and some of us don't," she says of the show's nine choreographers, who worked together to create a singularly Houstonian tale, told through dance as varied as the city itself. The show features modern and traditional ballet, waltz, polka, hip-hop even dancers rappelling down walls to accompaniment ranging from Tejano to spoken word to "Sweet Home Alabama." "The show is very opposite of monochrome," Maskos says. "It's Technicolor."
Fri., March 17, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., March 18, 3 & 7:30 p.m.
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