Uptown Dance Company’s Twentieth Season Opens at MATCH 

CONTACT: Laura Hilley

Photo by Doug Berry.

HOUSTON, TX — On Friday September 27, Uptown Dance Company opens their 2019–20 season with Reawaken, an evening of four world premieres. Beth Gulledge-Brown, Andre Silva, Max Stone, and Chet Walker each created a new piece in celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary. The works highlight the company dancers’ versatility with modern, jazz, and classical ballet. Rupert Edwards III, former Houston Ballet dancer, will guest with the company at both performances at 7:30 pm on September 27 and 28 at MATCH.

Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Andre Silva created Reminisce, which showcases the company artists’ classical lines. The fluid four-movement piece is set to music composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

SUMBody, Max Stone’s new modern movement work, is set to Mika Vainio’s electric music. A former dance faculty member at Southern Methodist University, Stone is now based in New York City where he both teaches and choreographs.

Tony Award winning choreographer Chet Walker set Tango By Night to the music of Astor Piazolla. His work highlights the company’s jazzy side.

Waiting For The Train is Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown’s new work. It fuses jazz and ballet set to music by Dr. John.

Uptown Dance Company is a non-profit 501(c)3 professional dance company based in Houston, TX, founded in 1999. The Company fosters an appreciation of dance within the Houston community by offering family-friendly dance performances and educational opportunities. Uptown Dance Company produces exciting and innovative performances known for featuring versatile professional dancers with strong classical lines. The company provides high quality training opportunities for aspiring young dancers regardless of their financial means, and serves the greater community through outreach performances and master classes.



CONTACT:  Laura Hilley



WHAT:  Uptown Dance Company’s Twentieth Season Opens at MATCH

WHEN:  Friday, September 27, 2019, 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:30 pm

WHERE:  MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston)

3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

TICKETS:  $30 General admission / $25 Senior/ $15 Student w/College I.D.


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