Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre
Celebrating 36 Years
Jan 14-Feb 14, 2016
IW Marks Theatre Center
The Gerald Rauch Cultural & Performing Arts Wing
Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre, one of the most anticipated dance events in Houston, will present concerts, master classes and Tirkedu Houston!, the annual Israeli Workshop weekend.
Thursday, Jan 14–Sunday, Jan 17
Tirkedu Houston! an Israeli Folk Dance Workshop is a fun filled weekend of enthusiastic Israeli dancing at the J. This year’s workshop leader is Roberto Haddon. Roberto‘s introduction to dancing started with English Folk Dancing and Morris Dancing while attending university. In 1983 when he moved to London, he began Israeli dancing.
He is invited to teach at camps and workshops in the UK, USA, Belgium, Israel and Germany. The weekend will include teaching sessions for intermediate to advanced dancers with a review at the end of each session, social gatherings and a Saturday night dance party.
$70 Member | $100 Public | $50 with Valid Student I.D.
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Friday, Jan 22 | 1:00 PM
Under the Artistic Direction of Janie Yao, Dance of Asian America is dedicated to promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of China through authentic and contemporary Chinese dance.
The dances performed include authentic Chinese costumes, music and descriptions that guide the audience to a better understanding of China’s rich cultural heritage.
Saturday, January 23 | 8:00 PM
Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center (MAP)
New this season, BODYTRAFFIC is presented by Society for Performing Arts and sponsored in part by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC during Dance Month at the Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center. BODYTRAFFIC is known for dynamic theatricality and refreshing abandon. Based in Los Angeles and founded by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett in 2007, BODTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world and was named one of Dance Magazine's “25 to watch” in 2013 and the “company of the future” by the Joyce Theater Foundation. BODYTRAFFIC’s performance features works by Barak Marshall, Hofesh Shecter and Richard Siegal in its Houston debut.
Photo by Tomasz Rossa
Saturday, Jan 30 | 8:00 PM
Sunday, Jan 31 | 3:00 PM
Triple Focus returns to the Kaplan Theatre bringing together three of Houston’s pre-professional ballet companies to present works in ballet and contemporary dance. Each company performs a work from its repertoire along with one premier piece commissioned by the J.
Houston Repetoire Ballet Company
Photo by Scott Nilsson
Saturday, Feb 6 | 8:00 PM
View what Houston’s Universities have to offer: the dancers and choreographers of tomorrow. Each unique in their presentation, this performance features four of Houston’s leading dance programs.
- Houston Community College - Central
- Rice University
- Sam Houston State University
- University of Houston
Rice Dance Theatre
Photo by Amy Smith
Saturday, Feb 13 | 8:00 PM
Back by popular demand! Experience the gathering of three of the most recognizable hoofers in the world of rhythm in a syncopated trip through jazz and sound.
- Acia Gray & Tapestry Dance Company
- Arthur Duncan
- Ayodele Casel
- Tony Merriwether
- The Pelayo Parlade Jazz Trio
Tap Jam & Dance Party following the concert! Bring your dance shoes!
Patron Sponsors: Karen and Buster Freedman
Tapestry Dance Company
Photo by Blue Suede Photography
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Please contact Maxine Silberstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.551.7217 for more information.