The Pilot Dance Project brings its critically acclaimed show, Ashley Horn's Vesper, to the 2017 Houston Fringe Festival, along with other repertory work the company has presented over the past year. Wrote Lydia Hance of Dance Source Houston: "Vesper was a serious shift in tone from Horn’s previously dreamy and whimsical works. She put a lot of weighty ideas on that stage; she was ready to challenge us with the seriousness of mindful living."
Part supplication and part inspection, Vesper unfolds through moments of cleansing, surrender, and questioning. Dancers construct meaning, purpose, and discernment through a series of tiny ceremonies. In addition to Ashley Horn’s work, the program will also include repertory work by Jennifer Mabus, jhon r. stronks, and Adam Castaneda.
“I'm really excited to be bringing back Ashley's show for the Houston Fringe Festival and MATCH's audience,” says Executive/Artistic Director Adam Castaneda. “Her work has been described by many as whimsical and magical, but I also think there is a high degree of escapism in the worlds that she creates, which I think is hard to find in Modern dance. I think the audience will get to experience something thoughtful and contemplative, but also something that transcends the time and space we'll inhabit.”