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 $12 to $15.
Fri., June 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 27, 8 & 10 p.m., 2009
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Julia Ramey