Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre
Celebrating 37 Years
January 12-February 12, 2017
Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre, one of the most anticipated dance events in Houston, will present concerts, classes, film and more.
Arts in the Afternoon
Towards the Gypsy Roads
(Hacia los Caminos Gitanos)
Friday, Jan 13 | 1:00 PM
Flamenco was born in the marches where Indians, Arabs, Sephardic Jews, Christians and Romany Gypsies mixed freely in the South of Spain in a region called Andalucia. The scene of vibrant cultural exchange and religious tolerance gave birth to one of the most powerful, exuberant, emotional and evolving art of our time.
Join us for a taste of an educational journey towards the evolution of Flamenco and the influence of the Jewish Culture with its own traditions, rites and music. The show includes poetry in Ladino, Sephardic dance, Flamenco Peteneras and other flamenco styles accompanied by cante hondo (deep singing) and Spanish guitar.
Film: Mr. Gaga
Sunday, Jan 15 | 2:00 PM
Includes Gaga/People Class following film
Mr. Gaga is a featured documentary about Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company created by Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann of Heymann Brothers films & k now Productions.
Seven years in the making, it was the first time filmmakers were allowed in the studio to tell the story of Ohad Naharin one of the most important choreographers of our time. The most beautiful and important cinematic creation ever made about Israeli Dance.
Amy Morrow is a teacher, choreographer and communications specialist based in Austin and Tel Aviv. Amy is certified in Gaga, the movement language of Ohad Naharin. Naharin is the originator of an innovative movement language, Gaga.
Gaga/People classes are open to people ages 16+. No previous dance experience is needed regardless of their background in dance movement.
Ariel Rivka Dance
Sunday, Jan 22 | 10:00 AM
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston interactive program for PJ Library families with children ages 3-5: The Book of Esther: The Journey of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther
Open to the public | FREE
Concert: Sunday, Jan 22 | 3:00 PM
Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) is a critically acclaimed contemporary dance company led by a married choreographer/composer team, Ariel Grossman and David Homan.
Based in New York/New Jersey, this all-female company brings a particular perspective and interpretation to their works that incorporate various styles of dance and music.
Houston Choreographers X6
with Special Guest Houston Ballet II
Saturday, Jan 28 | 8:00 PM
Join us for a memorable evening of dance with Houston Choreographers X6, a dynamic group featuring six independent local choreographers Dorrell Martin, Jacquelyne Boe, Kathy Wood, Rebecca French, Roberta Cortes and Lindsey McGill, and Stacy Skolnik.
Each artist has been commissioned to premier a piece for the concert.
Excepts from Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards’ And Still You Must Swing & Jason Samuels Smith’s Going the Miles
Saturday, Feb 11 | 8:00 PM
Three of the world's most celebrated tap luminaries come together in an evening of live music and dancing in the world premiere: And Still You Must Swing.
Each returning to the Pillow after various standout performances, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards joins forces with Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith to present a dynamic project that captures the heart and legacy of tap dance, honoring the profound influence of jazz and beyond.
The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation, with a stellar cast and critically-acclaimed guest artists including Camille A. Brown.
Please contact Maxine Silberstein at email@example.com or 713.551.7217 for more information.