<i>The Rite of Spring</i>

Photo by Tasha Gorel

Location Info:

Rec Room
100 Jackson St
Houston, TX  77002
A little Spring, deep in the heart of summer. While best known for theater and comedy, Rec Room is offering a little something different in a modern adaption of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. “Our version is certainly not a ballet!” says Stephanie Wittels, Rec Room’s executive director, adding it definitely could be categorized as “avant-garde.” “Choreographer Laura Gutierrez has adapted this very much in the spirit of who we are at Rec Room, and [director] Matt [Hune] is staging it in our back room, a 600-square-foot gallery. Rarely will audiences have the chance to experience a show like this in such an intimate space.” One of the show’s perks? Audience members are encouraged to bench-hop during the show, in order to get different perspectives!

8 p.m. June 15 through July 8. Rec Room, 100 Jackson. For information, call 713-344-1291 or visit recroomhtx.com. $10 to $25.

[Organizer's Description:]

WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION Music by Igor Stravinsky Directed by Matt Hune Choreographed by Laura Gutierrez The limits of group responsibility are tested in a new dance adaptation set to Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score. Laura Gutierrez, named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” teams up with Rec Room’s Artistic Director Matt Hune to repurpose an unapologetically primitive exploration that examines how modern America assimilates, worships, and sacrifices. Hune describes the piece as a “punk rock ballet.” DATES: June 15th at 7:30 PM June 16th at 7:30 PM June 17th at 7:30 PM June 22nd at 7:30 PM June 24th at 7:30 PM June 29th at 7:30 PM June 30th at 7:30 PM July 1st at 7:30 PM July 6th at 7:30 PM July 8th at 7:30 PM #RecRiteOfSpring


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