SPA’s Satellite Series launches this spring with six performances from two different dance ensembles at Space Center Houston. As part of its education and outreach efforts, SPA is developing community and cultural partnerships to service multiple neighbors across the Greater Houston area.
Mark your calendars now to see performances by Blue Lapis Light from Austin on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at 12 and 1:30 p.m.; and Boomshaka, from Chicago, on Friday, March 29, at 11 a.m., 12 and 1 p.m. Blue Lapis Light is a site-specific aerial dance company founded by Artistic Director, Sally Jacques in 2005. Their mission is to create transcendent works of beauty, without religious denomination, as prayers for the planet. Using aerial techniques informed by classical, interpretive and modern dance, Blue Lapis Light is committed to challenging physical limitations and inspiring audiences with a sense of wonder. The company’s name draws from Ghandi’s description of a meditation practice, wherein the soul merges with Eternal consciousness taking the form of blue light.
Written, directed, and produced by students of Northwestern University, Boomshaka has established a reputation for consistently delivering energetic and inspiring performances. The Company combines such dance styles as hip-hop and tap with various forms of percussion, using everything from sticks, poles, and buckets – to our hands and feet. The young performers come from a variety of backgrounds and have a range of artistic expertise, from classical music composition and formal dance training to free style rapping and break dancing.
We hope you will join us for the fun at Space Center Houston! These performances are included with daily admission. To purchase tickets, please visit www.spacecenter.org.
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