Choreographer Jessica Lang and Architect Steven Holl Team up for Lecture 5/19

Choreographer Jessica Lang and Architect Steven Holl Team up for Lecture 5/19Society for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) and the Rice Design Alliance (RDA), presents choreographer Jessica Lang (Jessica Lang Dance) and architect Stephen Holl in an educational lecture about the Dance Company's newest work, Tesseracts of Time, which merges the art forms of architecture and dance. The discussion will be moderated by Dean Sarah Whiting of the Rice School of Architecture

This "dance for architecture"-commissioned in part by Society for the Performing Arts for its 50th anniversary season, along with the Harris Theater and the Chicago Architecture Biennial-is divided into four parts, like the seasons compressed into 20 minutes.

Jessica Lang Dance, founded in 2011, brings immersive performances flush with the beauty of movement and music. The massive sets for Tesseracts of Time were specifically designed for the piece by Steven Holl, the man behind the current expansion of the MFAH. In this dialogue, which takes place the evening before the Texas premiere of Tesseracts of Time at the Wortham Center, Lang and Holl will discuss their unique collaboration. (Tesseracts of Time will be performed on Saturday, May 20 at the Wortham Center at 8 p.m.)

Friday, May 19, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium Theater, Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005. $10 per person or $5 for youth ages 13-18, $5 for MFAH members, RDA members, or SPA subscribers

For more information and tickets regarding Tesseracts of Time please click here for more information. For all other Society for the Performing Arts performance dates, times and details, call 713-227-4772 or visit spahouston.org.

About Society for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world's finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within the community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas.


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