Hope Stone Dance Company Announces its 2012-13 Season

A rendition of Mozart's Requiem entitled Lemonade Stand - WRECK-WE-UMMM (ouch) kicks off the 2012-13 Hope Stone Dance Company season announced today.

In all, Hope Stone's modern dance company plans four productions this upcoming season which begins in August. Besides the Lemonade Stand - WRECK-WE-UMMM; it will be performing squared dancer in collaboration with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company. Hope Stone will also take to the streets along 19th Street shops in the Heights for one-step promenade, please; and has scheduled its annual Hope Stone Kids performance, entitled simplify.

The details:  

Lemonade Stand - WRECK-WE-UMMM Houston Ballet Center for Dance, Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab 601 Preston St. August 9, 10 & 11, 2012 @ 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 For tickets, call 713.526.1907 or visit www.hopestoneinc.org     squared dancer with   Houston Metropolitan Dance Company Hope Stone Dance Company shares the stage with the magnificent Houston Metropolitan Dance Company. The world premiere of squared dancer joins both companies with live music composed by Marc Hennessey. As these fleet and fierce performers mix it up, the audience is taken on a journey where a do-si-do and an allemande-left face the fear of moving outside the box! Hope Stone Dance revives change is inevitable, a work set to yodeling music and Philip Glass, and Houston Met Dance performs works from their repertoire and new works by renowned choreographers.       

Wortham Center, Cullen Theater 501 Preston November 9 & 10, 2012 @ 8 p. m. Tickets: Ranging from $15-$45; available after September 1 through the Wortham Center Box Office at 713.222.5400 or www.explorehouston.org/ticketing.      one-step promenade, please Hope Stone Dance Company presents a site-specific work set in and around the eclectic and funky Heights 19th Street boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. This dance "art crawl," which will feature a variety of guest artists and the young talent from the Hope Stone Kids Ensemble, progresses through the unique historical 19th Street shops between Heights Boulevard and Yale Street. With no stage and therefore no seating, the audience sets out on a path of dance and performance that takes them on a journey sure to entertain, surprise, and enlighten.   DETAILS: one-step promenade, please 19th Street shops in the Heights April 19 & 20, 2013 @ 7 p.m. Tickets: FREE! Donations are appreciated... to make a love donation, call 713.526.1907 or visit  www.hopestoneinc.org.        Hope Stone Kids: simplify Hope Stone wraps up its season with its cutting-edge presentation of children's art entitled simplify, a one-hour production showcasing the young members of Hope Stone Kids and YouthSound Ensemble. The must-see show features a fantastic array of dance, theater, music and spoken word performed by 60 very talented 6- to 18-year-old students. The performance, a culmination of nine months of classes, will premiere at the Heinen Theatre.   Hope Stone Kids and YouthSound are the brainchild of Weiner, the founder of Hope Stone, Inc. For more than ten years, these free programs have helped at-risk youth through the power and freedom of art, transforming them into inspiring and confident performers. Hope Stone Kids awarded over $200,000 in scholarships last year to more than 550 Houston and New Orleans youth between the ages 6-18 years, making it absolutely free for each child to participate in the yearlong program. The program is designed to create pride, hope and personal ownership by opening doors to kids in the field of dance, music, theater, performance art and photography.   DETAILS:             Hope Stone Kids: simplify Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin May 5, 2013 @ 2 p.m. & 7.p.m. Tickets: $18; available after September 1 at 713.526.1907 or www.hopestoneinc.org


Hope Stone is located at 1210 W. Clay #26, Houston, TX, 77019. For more information about all Hope Stone events, performances and studio classes, visit its website or call 713-526-1907.   

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