With a blend of seasoned veterans and young upstarts, show tunes and hip-hop, Danscape 2007 truly lives up to its name as it brings together several local troupes today. Longtime followers of Houston dance will be thrilled to hear that the lithe and lovely Lauren Anderson will once again grace the stage after leaving the Houston Ballet, where she spent her 24-year career. Joining her will be a current Houston Ballet principal, Aussie dancer Andrew Murphy. The rest of the evening is a grab bag featuring the Steven Boyd Dance Ensemble, the high-energy hip-hop stylings of Planet Funk and the jazz--modern-ballet blend of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company. 7 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit
www.thehobbycenter.org. $7 to $25
Fri., Oct. 12, 6 p.m., 2007
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