Hope Stone Dance Returns for a One-Night Only Premiere 

Hope Stone Dance - Friday Flowers. Photo by Simon Gentry

Photo by Simon Gentry

Friday Flowers” – a pay-what-you-want art performance because art should be affordable

Houston, TX (December 14, 2015) – On January 15, 2016, Hope Stone Dance returns to the stage with great joy to premiere Friday Flowers, a work based on choreographer Jane Weiner’s experiences as a struggling New York City dancer as well as readings from Steven Buchmann’s book “The Reason for Flowers.” Flowers and the fruits they often become have fed, sustained and inspired us throughout history. Friday Flowers explores this, as well as the affirming message “I am worth it,” in seven vignettes entitled: Rose, Marigold, Geranium, Black-eyed Susan, Carnation, Daisy, and Chrysanthemum.

Along with HSD dancers, guest artists will be Melody Mennite (Houston Ballet, Principal) and actors Troy Schulze (Catastrophic Theatre) and Amy Garner Buchanan (Main Street Theater, Stark Naked Theatre, Texas Repertory Theatre, Young Audiences of Houston).  This one-night-only work will be performed January 15, 2016 at the Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab at The Houston Ballet Center for Dance.


Friday Flowers

January 15, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab
The Houston Ballet Center for Dance
601 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002
Tickets: pay-what-you-want
To purchase, visit http://hopestoneinc.org/tickets/friday-flowers/

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 new audiences through a “pay-what-you-want” ticket. We all need great art, and we believe that financial means should not exclude people from the theater or from seeing great art.

Friday Flowers” is generously funded by Ginger Blanton, Cathy and Randy Crath, Jana and Richard Fant, Sidney Faust, Houston Arts Alliance, Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Shelly and Marty Power, Lise and Jim Price, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Phoebe and Bobby Tudor.

Photography by Simon Gentry



Hope Stone, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization consisting of (1) the choreographic endeavors of Artistic Director Jane Weiner; (2) Hope Stone Dance, a professional modern dance company; (3) Hope Stone Kids and The Hope Project, arts education outreach programs that reach underserved populations in Houston.  Founded in 1997, Hope Stone strives to unlock the innate creativity of children and adults through the performing arts with a vision of Art for All.  Hope Stone is located at 2726 Bissonnet St, Suite #240-513, Houston, TX 77005. For more information, visit http://www.hopestoneinc.org or call 713-526-1907.

Hope Stone is grateful to the following sponsors and foundations: Axiom Design Group, Brown Foundation, Charlton Webber, PLLC, Chico’s, Children’s Fund, ConocoPhillips, Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Favrot Fund, Twilight and Marc Freedman Foundation, The Hobby Center Foundation, Hollister-Clagett Family Foundation for the Performing Arts, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Downtown Alliance, Houston Endowment, Houston Jewish Community Foundation (anonymous fund), Jennings Dincans Charitable Foundation, Kaplan Family Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Koelsch Gallery, Lilly Foundation, McCrea Foundation, The Nugent Foundation, The John M. O’Quinn Foundation, Posoli Family Foundation, Powell Foundation, Sequoia Foundation, The Simmons Foundation, Strake Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Women for the Arts.

Hope Stone, Inc. is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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