Ten Tiny Dances®
, the dancers and choreographers are challenged both by the four-foot stage and with keeping the performances fresh for viewers. The organizers (the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts) are playing with scale this year, contrasting the tiny stage with the cavernous, old former downtown post office, but that allows for plenty of room for audience members (most of whom will be standing). This year’s slate brings Tiny newbie Connor Walsh, principal dancer for the Houston Ballet, who found the venue inspiring; he’s debuting a new piece of choreography and was still trying to work out whether it should be for one dancer or two (certainly not more). It will be the first time doing a Tiny Dance in the Bayou City for Austin-based Charles O. Anderson; his duet is an excerpt from an evening-length piece inspired by American composer Steve Reich. The program also includes a dance by H-Town-born and -raised Courtney D. Jones, who has logged time on Broadway’s touring production of Wicked
and now serves on the faculty at The High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Come early at 7 p.m. for a reception sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
8 p.m. April 19. Post HTX, 401 Franklin. For information, visit countercurrentfestival.org
Ten choreographers create ten short dances in one very large space, but for one very small stage: a raised cube with a 4? x 4? playing space. This year, the perennial festival favorite features choreographers from around the state of Texas who are known for breaking boundaries with their imaginative movement styles.
For the annual iteration of