Houston Contemporary Dance Company Presents “Trilogy”


September 2nd, 2021

1302 Houston Ave, #300 

Houston, TX 77007 

(713) 804-6646 



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





10 FT PODS: $100 




(713) 804-6646 

Houston, TX – Houston Contemporary Dance Company will kick off it’s third Season in an exciting evening of dance and music in Trilogy at Discovery Green September 25th at 8PM. We will present repertoire from Houston Contemporary Dance Company from choreographers Sean Carmon, Robbie Moore and an excerpt of a new work that was made before the pandemic from New York based choreographer, Joe Celej. We will also be featuring works from the Houston Contemporary 2 and a special guest appearance by America’s Got Talent Semifinalist Christina Wells who will come together with Houston Contemporary Dance Company to showcase her new Single “Somebody”. Don’t miss this exciting evening of dance and music. 

We will have a limited number of VIP pods that are 10ft around and 6ft from another pod. (*2-8 people can fit comfortably in each pod). General Admission Tickets are also available for $25 per person. It is a grassy outside venue so don’t forget to bring your own chairs and blankets 

Trilogy is a sponsored project of Fresh Arts, a non-profit arts service organization and is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Dance Source Houston, National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. We would also like to thank Shirley and Brian Colona for their support of this performance.


Christina Wells is a singer, actress and inspirational speaker from Houston, TX. After years of caring for others as a single mother and registered nurse, Christina gained national stardom as a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. Now she’s here to entertain and inspire the world with her power house voice and her heartfelt message of hope and love. 

The Houston Contemporary Second Company (HC2) is a concert based, non competitive, pre-professional dance company focused on training and performance. Dancers will be exposed to multiple styles of dance education in preparation for a future career in dance. The teaching staff and outside choreographers have many years of experience with pre-professional youth ensuring their well-rounded contemporary dance education and assisting students with college admissions and/or other professional dance opportunities. The youth company has the opportunity to perform throughout Houston during their season, including under the umbrella of the professional Houston Contemporary Dance Company, a 501(c)(3) sister organization to The Institute of Contemporary Dance. 


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, Artistic and Executive Director, 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 Houston which houses Houston Contemporary professional concert dance company and HC2, a youth training company. Marlana is a member of Dance Source Houston, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and Dance USA, spending 2009-2012 as an emerging leader at both APAP and 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 also recently completed her three-year tenure as a Dance USA Board of Trustee member and 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 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 and Lamar University.

For more information about Trilogy and how to purchase tickets, please visit: 

Houston Chronicle Article: 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/arts-theater/article/Former-METdance-artistic-director-lau nches-14902641.php?utm_campaign=CMS+Sharing+Tools+%28Premium%29&utm_source=facebook.com& utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR3I_QFA3PpJ0qixiuPx5e7fasYPObJ9F_E6uom_zhM6lq79GPPbLHGC5Q s 

Houstonia Article: 

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

Houston Contemporary YouTube Channel: 



Who: Houston Contemporary Dance Company 

What: “ TRILOGY” a intimate socially distanced event 

When: September 25th, 2021 

Where: Discovery Green at 8PM 

*Tickets are on sale at www.houstoncontemporary.org 

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; 

Houston Contemporary Dance Company is fiscally sponsored by FreshArts and is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. We would like to also thank Dance Source Houston, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts and Shirley and Brian Colona for their support of this performance. 


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