National Water Dance Set For April 14
Core Dance has commissioned Houston artists Lydia Hance and Jhon Stronks to create site-specific works connected to water issues. Each performance is free and open to the public. Hance's work, "3 pm at the oasis," will use storytelling, performance, and music to answer the question "Where does our water come from?" Join her at the water feature in front of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park, 77030. Stronks' will lead "Procession H2O" along the Allen Parkway walking paths at Buffalo Bayou Park. The procession will begin at Sabine Street and end at Montrose Boulevard along Allen Parkway. Gestures will launch small dances that celebrate the efforts to remove trash, debris, and other pollutants from Houston's bayous. Observers are welcome to dance and walk with Stronks in the procession. Across the nation performances will be simultaneously live-streamed to reach and activate a broad audience to advocate on behalf of our shared natural environment.
Core Dance's 37th season in Houston is funded in part by the O Fund for New Work, Gwinnett Industries, Inc., Pattillo Construction Corporation, Houston Endowment Inc., the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, Cameron and Roberts Insurance Agency, and many generous individuals from the community.
Core Dance, an award-winning contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling and distinctive original dance works that ignite the creative spirit and foster cultural conversations. ?For nearly four decades, Core Dance has initiated and supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking, and sustainable art-making in dance. ?Core Dance was co-founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas, by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell. ?Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia, as a second home base, creating a context for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate. ?Core Performance Company, the professional contemporary dance company of Core Dance, is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, and the underlying humanity of the individual Dance Artists, as well as its rigorous physicality.