FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Collective + Hope” joins Hope Stone Dance and community partners from The Hope Project
Houston, TX (October 26, 2016) – On December 8, 2016, Hope Stone Dance returns to the stage for an evening that embodies Hope Stone’s vision – “Art for All.” Sharing the stage with Hope Stone Dance are four community partners from Hope Stone’s arts education program The Hope Project: the powerful “Warrior Beat” veterans drumming circle hosted by the Veterans Resource Center; a moving monologue by a Cristo Rey Jesuit High School student; the entire fourth grade class of Poe Elementary in a dance work #nice and a special dance performance by the 4-year-old children of Generation One Academy, an early education school in Houston’s Third Ward. Hope Stone Dance premieres you see it from outside, an ensemble work with a puppet, under the advisement of Houston puppeteer Kevin Taylor, and their joyous and profound work change is inevitable. It is an evening of unity and hope, demonstrating we all possess artistry no matter our backgrounds or circumstance.
Collective + Hope
December 8, 2016 @ 7pm
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall
800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Hope Stone Dance stages compelling and accessible new works that challenge, entertain, and educate audiences with performances that are powerful and profoundly human. With our vision of “Art for All,” we are excited to share the power of dance and art this season with affordable ticket prices. We all need great art, and we believe that financial means should not exclude people from the theater or from seeing great art.
ABOUT HOPE STONE, INC.
Hope Stone, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization consisting of the choreographic endeavors of Artistic Director Jane Weiner through Hope Stone Dance, a professional modern dance company, and The Hope Project, an arts education outreach program that reaches underserved populations in Houston. Founded in 1997, Hope Stone strives to unlock the innate creativity of children and adults through the performing arts. Hope Stone is located at 2726 Bissonnet St, Suite #240-513, Houston, TX 77005. For more information, visithttp://www.hopestoneinc.org or call 713-526-1907.
Hope Stone is grateful to the following sponsors and foundations: Brown Foundation, Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Dance Source Houston, Wayne Duddlesten Foundation, The Fant Foundation, Favrot Fund, The Fender Music Foundation, Twilight and Marc Freedman Foundation, The Hobby Center Foundation, Hollister-Clagett Family Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Holthouse Foundation for Kids, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Houston Jewish Community Foundation (anonymous fund), Jennings Dincans Charitable Foundation, Kaplan Family Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Lilly Foundation, McCrea Foundation, The Nugent Foundation, Posoli Family Foundation, Powell Foundation, Sequoia Foundation, The Simmons Foundation, Strake Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Women for the Arts.