Dance Source Presents Mind The Gap 17 – Virtual Edition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Mollie Haven Miller
Executive Director
Dance Source Houston
713.224.3262
mollie@dancesourcehouston.org

Mind The Gap Continues Virtually

HOUSTON, TX November 18, 2020 – Dance Source Houston continues the showcase style series Mind The Gap with a second virtual performance on Monday, December 7 at 7pm. The program will feature 6 original solo works created by local dancemakers for this opportunity and will be streamed live from each performer’s home space. The artists featured in the 17th edition of Mind The Gap include Brooklyn Bass, Brittany Jones, Maggie Lasher, Jennifer Mabus, Lizzy Tan, and Lori Yuill. 

The performance will take place in real-time via YouTube. Following the performance, audience members will have the opportunity to join an artist talkback with the choreographers through Zoom. 

From our kitchen table, yard, and garage to yours, join us for an evening of short solo works, made specifically for this space and time. 

Tickets are available for the virtual Mind The Gap performance on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale here. Your ticket purchase supports DSH’s commitment to paying artists. Each choreographer will receive a $500 commissioning stipend for their work. 

Choreographer Bios

Brooklyn Bass was born and raised in Houston Texas. She pursued her love of dance at Texas Christian University. She later transferred, continuing her education at Marymount Manhattan College and completing the Broadway Dance Center summer professional semester. Brooklyn is a former member of XY Dance Project, a New York based dance company under the direction of Nijawwon Matthews, performing both locally and nationally. In the duration of her time in XY Dance Project, Brooklyn has assisted Nijawwon both in class and rehearsals at Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey, and Joffrey Ballet. Trained in both dance and stilt walking she has had the opportunity to perform all over the greater Houston area for many mayoral events and city celebrations. 

Brittany Jones was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she began her dance training at 11 years old. She graduated from The High School for Performing and Visual Arts where she studied ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and tap. She has trained and performed with the HCC Spring Branch Dance Ensemble, Urban Souls Dance Company II, Sonkiss’d Dance Theater, Statements Dance Company, Groundwork Studios, University of Houston Dance Ensemble, Houston Grand Opera, Chapman Dance, and is currently a member of Urban Souls Dance Company.

Maggie Lasher has been a devoted movement artist her entire life. She began dancing at a very early age, earned a B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. in dance, and is now a dance professor and program coordinator at Houston Community College. Since 2008 Maggie has been the founding and artistic director of Holding Space/Spacetribe, a contemporary dance and flow/fire arts company, and Maggie and the company perform original choreographies in a variety of settings throughout the year. Throughout her career Maggie has been exploring the relationship between the flow/fire arts and dance, and she is ranked as one of the top 40 buugeng performers in the world.

Hailed as “bold” by the NY Times, Jennifer Mabus has performed with Robert Battle, Amy Marshall, Heidi Latsky, Takehiro Ueyama, Bruce Wood Dance, NobleMotion Dance, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, and the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, among others. She is the dance program director at the University of St. Thomas and has taught at Texas Christian University, Booker T Washington HSPVA, Interlochen Arts Academy, HSPVA, and Sam Houston State University. Jennifer has presented her work at the Dance Gallery Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, and the Miller Outdoor Theater, as well as being an artist in residence with Rice University, Dance Source Houston, Pilot Dance Project, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Muscle Memory Dance Theater, and Avant Chamber Ballet.

Lizzy Tan is a Singaporean-American dance artist and teacher from Houston, Texas. Lizzy has performed and presented work in the US and internationally at the Wortham Center, John F. Kennedy Center, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Siobhan Davies Dance, Altes Finanzamt and SUB TEI Berlin. Her works have also been selected for the Cohen New Works Festival and adjudicated for Houston Choreographers: Generation Next. Lizzy received her BFA in Dance and BA in Economics with Special Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. More at www.lizzytan.com.

Lori Yuill is a choreographer, educator, and performer engaged in ongoing research into the in-between spaces: the space between narrative and abstraction, between choreography and improvisation, and between performance and rehearsal.  Lori was a 2014-2015 Artist in Residence at Dance Source Houston and received an Artist Project Grant from Houston Arts Alliance to make The Story of a Space. Her work, You’re not here, was named Best in Show at the 2016 Houston Fringe Festival. Her latest evening length work, Green Zebras: Moringa Madness, was commissioned by The Pilot Dance Project and performed at Finca Tres Robles, an urban farm.  

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