Hope Stone’s i was told there would be cake


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i was told there would be cake 

(HOUSTON, TEXAS) – March 20, 2014:


Hope Stone Dance Company returns to the Houston Ballet Dance Lab with an evening of two repertory works – called back and in situ – followed by two new works: fandango, created for the men of Hope Stone Dance Company, and boat, boat, helicopter, an all-out, bone-deep dance featuring the entire company.


April 10, 11, and 12, 2014

8:00 PM


Houston Ballet,

Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002


Admission is $20

Click here for Tickets or go to www.hopestoneinc.org and click Tickets

           i was told there would be cake is a performance served in four slices.  Four pieces of pure, solid dance performance —called backin situfandango; and boat, boat, helicopter— highlight the talents of the Hope Stone Dance Company members.              
            called back, choreographed by Artistic Director Jane Weiner in 2013 and inspired by Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, examines Didion’s haunting and hilarious quote, “We do not expect to be literally crazy, cool customers who believe that their husband is about to return and need his shoes.”

Through in situ, meaning “in original position or place,” Weiner investigates our country’s role in an often downplayed war, and honors men and women returning from service and trying to find footing back into life, their “original position or place.”

            The latter half of the performance features two new suites, also created by Weiner.
fandango is an all-men’s piece based on the music of Queen and Dolly Parton; boat, boat, helicopter, is a ten-minute dance for ten performers, based on the idea, “I love you but I got to love me more”.



Hope Stone, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization consisting of (1) the choreographic endeavors of Artistic Director Jane Weiner; (2) Hope Stone Dance Company, a professional modern dance company; (3) Hope Stone Kids, an arts outreach program that reaches underserved children with free arts education annually in Houston and Katy, TX and New Orleans; (4) Hope Stone Studio, accommodating adult and children’s movement classes taught by the finest Houston artists and master teachers; and (5) HopeWerks, a space residency offered to emerging choreographers and performance artists to assist them in the early stages of their artistic journey.  Founded in 1997, Hope Stone strives to unlock the innate creativity of children and adults through the performing arts.

Hope Stone is grateful to the following sponsors and foundations:  Axiom Design Group, Brown Foundation, Children’s Fund, ConocoPhillips, Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, The Fant Foundation, Aubrey and Sylvia Farb Community Service Fund, Favrot Fund, Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, LLP, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Houston Jewish Community Foundation, Kaplan Family Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Lilly Foundation, Mark and Twilight Freedman Foundation, McCrea Foundation, Momentum Southwest Land Rover, The Nugent Foundation, The John M. O’Quinn Foundation, Alvin & Lucy Owsley Foundation, Posoli Family Foundation, Powell Foundation, Karen Pulaski Philanthropic Fund, Sequoia Foundation, Simmons Foundation, Strake Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, Kittsie & Charlie Thomas Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, The Wortham Foundation.

Hope Stone is located at 1210 W Clay #26, Houston, TX, 77019. For more information, visitwww.HopeStoneInc.org or call 713-526-1907.

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