Dancers Without Borders

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METdance continues 21st season with “Breaking Borders”
Nov. 17-19 at Midtown Arts and Theater Complex (MATCH)

HOUSTON – Oct.10, 2016 – METdance believes dance has the power to transcend boundaries and divisions.

This November, the nonprofit is inviting the community to experience that power with “Breaking Borders,” the newest installment in the unique organization’s 21st season.

Three performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Complex (MATCH), located at 3400 S. Main St.

“Breaking Borders” will feature work by Camille A. Brown, Joshua L. Peugh, Katarzyna Skarpetowska and a world premiere by Princess Grace Award winner Rosie Herrera.

“These performances will showcase the diverse inspirations of some of the most talked about choreographers of today,” artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “This season is off to a great start, and it is only going to get better. We hope everyone comes out to join us.”

The performance features an impressive assemblage of diverse award winning choreographic talent.

A native of Queens, NY, Camille A. Brown is Artistic Director of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, a company which strives to instill cultural curiosity, introspection and reflection in its audiences by providing outreach activities to students and young adults, as well as incarcerated women and men from local communities across the country.

Brown has earned a long and impressive list of awards and accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, four Princess Grace Awards and most recently a 2016 Bessie nomination for “Outstanding Production” for “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play.”

Her work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions and Urban Bush Women, among others, with theater credits as choreographer that include “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Broadway, and Jonathan Larson’s “tick, tick…BOOM!” starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Joshua L. Peugh is the founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Joshua moved to South Korea to join Universal Ballet Company. Since then, he has created work for festivals in Asia, Europe and North America.

Peugh has won multiple awards for choreography in Korea, Japan, Canada and the U.S. He recently received the Grand Prize at the McCallum Theatre’s 18th Annual Choreography Festival. He has been chosen as one of Dance Magazine‘s 2015 “25 to Watch,” and was named “an important discovery” by The New York Times. Joshua has been commissioned to create for BODYTRAFFIC, BalletX, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Whim W’Him and Company E.

Katarzyna Skarpetowska first came to the U.S. from Warsaw, Poland in 1992. Kate then attended NYC High School of Performing Arts and Juilliard and was Dance Magazine’s 2016 “25 to Watch”.

She has been a member of the Parsons Dance Company and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Her choreography has been performed by Richmond Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Theater II, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Parsons Dance, Buglisi Dance Theater, METdance, Big Muddy Dance Company, Hubbard Street 2 and Patricia Kenny Dance Collection, as well as various universities.

Rosie Herrera is a Miami-based dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater. She graduated from New World School with a BFA in dance performance and was commissioned by the Miami Light Project in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing and the American Dance Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Herrera had two residencies at the American Dance Festival recreating her work “Various Stages of Drowning:  A Cabaret” and building a new work entitled “Make Believe.” She is a 2010 Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography fellow and a 2011 Miami Dance fellow.  In 2013, she was awarded a Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship for her work with Ballet Hispanico entitled “Show. Girl.”

For more information about the concert, call 713-521-4533, email info@metdance.org or visit: https://matchouston.org/  For more information about METdance and the upcoming 21st season, visit: www.metdance.org

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About METdance;
METdance, founded in 1995, strives to educate, entertain and inspire its audiences through a diverse curation of repertoire that spans a full range of emotion, content and collaboration.  Based in Houston, METdance’s passionate performers and choreographers come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and instill the company’s work with a complete spectrum of emotionality and physicality. METdance is committed to presenting works that speak to every audience member regardless of their background, age, sex or experience with dance — from humorous pieces to poignant and dramatic numbers, with performances that range from exhibiting  fierce athleticism to detailed minimalism. METdance is proud to be a leader in diversity and vitality of content. For more information, visit: www.METdance.org for more information.

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