Psophonia Dance Company: Squeeze

With a name like Psophonia, you’d think the dance company would stick with topics light and lilting, but Squeeze, its latest evening-length work, is all about the economic mess we’re mired in and the perilous mind-sets that caused it. Co-Artistic Director Sophia L. Torres has concocted a modern-dance response to the current situation, expressing the pressure we feel from all sides as we struggle to pay the price for the excess we indulged in. But even with the weighty subject matter, the company has a bit of fun: Aesthetically, the performance is inspired by vaudeville and carnival shows, replete with showgirl-style costumes and seductions galore, representing the imaginary world we were all so drawn to before it came crashing down around us. 8 p.m. Friday, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston. For information, call 713-802-1181 or visit www.psophonia.com. $12 to $15.
Fri., June 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 27, 8 & 10 p.m., 2009
KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Julia Ramey