Bayou City Ballet

From the first scene of "Dance Houston Does Houston," when a visitor disembarks (from Continental, of course) and steps onto our city's sweltering streets misguidedly dressed in his cowboy best, the inside jokes fly. "We're trying to give it a look that will feel familiar," says Dance Houston founder and director Andrea Maskos — hence the falling rain, traffic snarls and mosquitoes, mosquitoes everywhere. "Some of us like [Houston] and some of us don't," she says of the show's nine choreographers, who worked together to create a singularly Houstonian tale, told through dance as varied as the city itself. The show features modern and traditional ballet, waltz, polka, hip-hop — even dancers rappelling down walls — to accompaniment ranging from Tejano to spoken word to "Sweet Home Alabama." "The show is very opposite of monochrome," Maskos says. "It's Technicolor."
Fri., March 17, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., March 18, 3 & 7:30 p.m.
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Julia Ramey