Breaking Borders

Photo by Ben Doyle

From Polish playgrounds to the N’awlins brass band tradition, four diverse dance-makers are showcasing their unique styles and inspirations in METdance’s Breaking Borders. Camille A. Brown’s New Second Line may be inspired by Hurricane Katrina, and it may be about a funeral, but it’s hardly morose. “It’s very soulful and joyous, which is, yes, ironic for a funeral,” laughs artistic director Marlana Doyle. The Clean-Cut American Stage Show, by Joshua L. Peugh, is an equally upbeat slice of Americana, circa Judy Garland. And Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Snow Playground, an audience favorite, “is quiet and serene, just like snow, but still athletic and technical.” Rounding out the program is a world premiere from Miami-based choreographer Rosie Herrera, which Doyle says features a “theme of intimacy and connection” between people. There’s a closing reception following the November 19 performance.

7:30 p.m. November 17, 18 and 19. The MATCH, 3400 Main. For information, call 713-521-4533 or visit matchouston.org. $25 to $35.

[Organizer's description:] METdance is inviting the community to experience the power of dance to transcend boundaries and divisions with “Breaking Borders,” the newest installment in the unique organization’s 21st season. Three performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Complex (MATCH), located at 3400 Main St. “Breaking Borders” will features an impressive assemblage of diverse choreographing talent, including work by Camille A. Brown, Joshua L. Peugh, Katarzyna Skarpetowska and a world premiere by Princess Grace Award winner Rosie Herrera. “Breaking Borders” celebrates the theme of the current season, “United in Dance,” which focuses on the diversity of the METdance organization, as the nonprofit continues its work inspiring and educating audiences through its unique blend of contemporary concert dance performances and community outreach.   For more information about the concert, call 713-522-6375, email info@metdance.org or visit www.metdance.org
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