Houston Choreographers x6

Houston audiences will see a variety of performance styles in Houston Choreographers X6, an annual concert featuring the work of six local dance-makers that’s the highlight of Houston Dance Month. Among the choreographers is Hope Stone’s production manager, Cori Miller, who will present her work My Rollercoaster. “It reflects life and how we are always trying to keep up with others,” says Miller. The piece incorporates improvisation, speech, comedy, movement and, according to Miller, urgency. “There is a sense of urgency that I have felt throughout this process, and that urgency/panic will be present in this piece, to be sure.”

Rebekah Chappell will showcase Crowded, a dance that explores the ways people in crowds react to one another. Ashley Horn presents Mark Time, a dance about a marching band gone rogue. Choreographers X6 has historically had a modern and contemporary bent, which makes Kristina Koutsoudas’s entry all the more interesting. Her piece utilizes classical Persian movement and gestures along with modern dance vocabulary. Randall Flynn, artistic director of Ad Deum Dance Company, and Heather Nabors, the assistant director of dance programs at Rice University, complete the lineup. A pre-show screening of Motion Captured: Dance on Film begins 45 minutes before each performance.

8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood. For information, call 713-729-3200 or visit erjcchouston.org. $24.
Sat., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 26, 3 p.m., 2014

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