The Pilot Dance Project Presents Underneath the Surface


The Pilot Dance Project Presents Underneath the Surface

June 25-27, 2021

Media contact: 

Adam Castaneda

(282) 979-4982 

WHAT: The Pilot Dance Project continues to produce relevant and compelling live dance works during the pandemic with Underneath the Surface, a concert featuring new pieces by company artists, including Ashley Horn, Lori Yuill, Ke’Ron Wilson, Jose Zamora, and Artistic and Executive Director Adam Castaneda. 

Ashley Horn will premiere “Little Things, Tiny Things,” an exploration of the loss of people in recent years due to death or distance through the scope of tiny memories. Lori Yuill will show “Sessing,” inspired both by N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy and the break in our normal ways of sensing and relating to others caused by the pandemic. Acclaimed choreographer Jose Zamora, artistic director of CholoRock Dance Theatre based in Mission, Texas, will showcase “Dos Bailes de Amor.” In these two romantic vignettes, Zamora explores dance theatre as a vehicle for insight and understanding of the love and attraction one person can feel for another. Adam Castaneda will premiere two new works, including “Beyond the Open Window.” Based on an original poem by Jordan Habibi, the piece is a collaboration among local community members that illuminates the joy of companionship, including the laughter, conversations, and gentle touches that provide the windows into each other’s personal lives. His second new piece, “The Tumult That Bubbles Underneath the Surface,” is set on company dancers and explores the tension that can choke from within. Recent Dance Source Houston Spark Grant recipient, Ke’Ron Wilson will unveil a new quartet that exemplifies their creative practice: Each piece of art and movement exploration is designed to invite the audience, or student, into a realm in which mind, body and spirit are unified towards personal and collective liberation.

WHO: The Pilot Dance Project’s new concert features six original works danced by some of the city’s most prolific contemporary dancers. The company roster includes Adam Castaneda, Lindsay Cortner, Jade Devault, Cloe Leppard, Steffani Lopez, Nicole McNeil, Mia Pham, Kristina Prats, Courtney Sherman-Allen, Paty Lorena Solorzano, and Lena Yeh. In The Pilot Dance Project’s efforts to make concert dance an inclusive art form, Underneath the Surface will showcase a community work performed by Vanessa Alanis, Braylon Alexander, Nicola Bennett, Angela Brown Collins, Dorianne Castillo, Jordan Habibi, Karen Imas, Kayla Mason, Neil Ellis Orts, and Shylah Salas.  

WHEN: June 25, 26, and 27. Performances begin at 8 pm and tickets are $20 each. 

WHERE: Friday’s June 25th Performance will be held at the P.E.T. Outdoor Theatre at 733 Service Street, 77009. Seating will be provided, but audience members may bring additional seating and blankets for a picnic-style experience. A cash bar with wine and beer will be offered at the P.E.T. concession stand. Underneath the Surface will be limited to twenty-five audience members per performance in the spirit of keeping the safety of the Pilot Dance Project’s community at the forefront of its artistic endeavors.

Saturday and Sunday’s June 26th and 27th performances will be held at the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center at 4916 Main Street, 77002.

HOW: Those interested in purchasing tickets can do so at:

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