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Larisa Gawlik

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE AND SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

ADVENTURE FILMMAKER BRYAN SMITH IN HOUSTON

Tickets for “Capturing the Impossible” with Bryan Smith are on sale now

HOUSTON (JANUARY 2, 2019)— National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and Society for the Performing Arts are proud to present “Capturing the Impossible” with Bryan Smith, an award-winning filmmaker for National Geographic. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Cullen Theater in the Wortham Center.  

Originally an expedition kayaker, Smith was inspired to take up cinematography while protesting a hydroelectric dam project that threatened the rivers near his hometown in British Columbia. The film 49 Megawatts, documenting the controversy over the river-based energy production and extreme kayaking, launched his film career. He has since paddled steep rivers in India, Peru, and Russia.

Smith has built up a strong reputation in both television documentary and commercial cinematography.  In 2010, he earned a National Geographic grant for his work in Kamchatka, Russia, and launched into digital media co-producing and directing The Season web TV series. He has worked as a field producer and director of photography for National Geographic on shows including Alaska Wing Men, Explorer, Nat Geo Amazing, and Monster Fish. Most recently, he co-produced and directed The Man Who Can Fly, a 60-minute special for the National Geographic Channel Explorer series.

His client list includes National Geographic Channel, Discovery Network, Disney, Red Bull, Patagonia, New Belgium Brewery, Arcteryx, and more.

Society for the Performing Arts’ Education & Community Engagement department will host their second Nat Geo Nights before the show, which will feature an exciting photo booth, worksheets, and more. The Education & Community Engagement team has developed a K8 study guide that will enhance a young adventurer’s experience at the show, which are available to download at spahouston.org.

Tickets are $25 – $65 and can be purchased online at www.spahouston.org, by phone at 713-227-4772 or at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Group rates for 10+ people are available. Prices are subject to change.

About Society for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world’s finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within a community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas.

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