Houston Contemporary Dance Company Presents: Moving Myths and Proceed

May 11th, 2022

1302 Houston Ave, #300 

Houston, TX 77007

(713) 804-6646

houstoncontemporary.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marlana Doyle, (713) 804-6646 ext 3, marlana@houstoncontemporary.org

HOUSTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY Presents

MOVING MYTHS
JUNE 4th, 2022

1PM and 4PM

TICKETS $15-$25

HOBBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

800 BAGBY HOUSTON, TX 77002

(713)-315-2525

PROCEED

JUNE 17TH, 2022

8:30PM PERFORMANCE

FREE
MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE

6000 HERMANN PARK DRIVE HOUSTON, TX 77030

Come and experience a magical performance of Moving Myths presented by Houston Contemporary Dance Company and the Institute of Contemporary Dance on June 4th, 2022 at 1PM and 4PM at Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Written by playwright/novelist Elizabeth A. M. Keel, this one-hour fantastical journey follows four travelers as they share stories based on traditional myths from Chinese, Native American, Norwegian, and Ethiopian cultures. The performance utilizes an array of stimulating visual elements including costuming, props, and set pieces, and features sound and video design by BEND Productions. Moving Myths is designed for students of all ages and provides multicultural content to mirror HCDC’s core values of inclusion and equity.

Moving Myths is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and National Endowment for the Arts. We would also like to thank the Houston area Lexus Dealer, United Airlines and the Berthelot Family Foundation for their support of this performance.

Houston Contemporary Dance Company will take the stage on June 17th, 2022 at 8:30PM and will present new and signature works from our past three seasons as well as a guest appearance by our second company, Houston Contemporary 2 at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. This performance will include a world premiere by NYC based artist, Eoghan Dillon as well as previously seen works by Ja’ MalikSean Carmon and HCDC Resident Choreographer Robbie Moore in collaboration with the Texas based female duo recording artist Say Girl Say. We also will present two works from our second company, Houston Contemporary 2 by Amaria Stern and Chip Abbott. This concert is at 8:30PM and is Free to the public.

Proceed is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support is provided by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts and Sarah and Remington Tonar. 


ABOUT HOUSTON CONTEMPORARY

Houston Contemporary aims to lead and innovate performing arts in Houston by drawing upon the director’s long tradition of inclusiveness and diversity within all facets of the organization. HCDC sets itself apart by employing high caliber performing and choreographic artists from across the country.  In setting high technical and artistic standards, HCDC is currently the only contemporary repertory company to provide Houston audiences with opportunities to view works created by some of America’s most exciting dancemakers that speak to and are representative of the full spectrum of Houston’s diverse populace, while supporting talented Texas based artists as well.

Marlana Doyle, is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Point Park University in 2001 with a BA in Dance. Marlana is the former Artistic Director of Met Dance, where she held various positions for seventeen years. Under her direction, Marlana’s vision and leadership catapulted the company to new levels of excellence and growth while holding tightly to the company’s long tradition of diversity and versatility in its dancers, choreographers, collaborators, and content. Marlana is the President & CEO of the Institute of Contemporary Dance which houses Houston Contemporary professional concert dance company and HC2, a youth training company. Marlana is a member of Dance Source Houston, International Association of Blacks in Dance and Dance USA, spending 2009-2012 as an emerging leader at Dance USA. She was awarded the Dance USA Leadership Mentee Fellowship for the institute of training in 2012 and was a mentor for the same program in 2019. She served for three years as a Dance USA Board of Trustee member and served as the Artistic Director Council Chair. Marlana has also served in collaboration with the Houston Arts Alliance, Fresh Arts, Dance Source Houston and is also a part of the SPA’s Educational Committee. As a performer, Marlana has danced and generated roles in a range of works by renowned choreographers and artists. Marlana is also a guest teacher and an award-winning choreographer for her many students in Houston and throughout the United States. She has choreographed for the City of Houston, Levi’s and Walmart, Mercury Ensemble, Apollo Chamber Players, Houston Chamber Choir, Houston Symphony, TUTS, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, Lamar University and University of St. Thomas. 


For more information about Houston Contemporary Dance Company see here: 

Dance Source Houston Review: https://thedancedish.org/houston-contemporary-dance-company-lets-their-hair-down/

Houston Chronicle Article:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/arts-theater/article/Former-METdance-artistic-director-launches-14902641.php?utm_campaign=CMS+Sharing+Tools+%28Premium%29&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR3I_QFA3PpJ0qixiuPx5e7fasYPObJ9F_E6uom_zhM6lq79GPPbLHGC5Qs

Houstonia Article:

https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2019/10/25/marlana-doyle-metdance-houston-contemporary-dance-company

Houston Contemporary YouTube Channel:

FOR CALENDAR LISTING:

Who: Houston Contemporary Dance Company

What: Moving Myths

When:  June 4th, 2022

Where:  Hobby Center for the Performing Arts  at 1PM and 4PM

Why: To be an innovative non-profit repertory dance company transforming how Houston experiences dance as an art form that moves, unites, and inspires. 

Contact: Marlana Doyle (Founder & Artistic Director) marlana@houstoncontemporary.org

Moving Myths is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and National Endowment for the Arts. We would also like to thank the Houston area Lexus Dealer, United Airlines and the Berthelot Family Foundation for their support of this performance.

FOR CALENDAR LISTING:
Who: Houston Contemporary Dance Company
What: Proceed
When:  June 17th, 2022
Where:  Miller Outdoor Theatre at 8:30PM
Why: To be an innovative non-profit repertory dance company transforming how Houston experiences dance as an art form that moves, unites, and inspires. 

Contact: Marlana Doyle (Founder & Artistic Director) marlana@houstoncontemporary.org

Proceed is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support is provided by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts and Sarah and Remington Tonar. 

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