Dance Series

Tudor Family Dance Series

The Tudor Family Dance Series presents dance companies of the highest caliber. Each dance company selected for the season has cutting-edge repertories, phenomenal dancers and groundbreaking choreography. From Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Ballet Hispánico, an evening at one of Society for the Performing Arts’ Tudor Family Dance Series shows will be a night to remember.

This season’s performances display electrifying new techniques and modern choreography, while offering a cultural diversity that will resonate with the greater Houston community. Most of the performances will take place at Jones Hall, the Theater District’s largest venue, as a reflection of the growing interest in contemporary dance.

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Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico, a “strong ambassador of not just Latino culture but of dance itself” (Broadway World), brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance with an all-Latina choreographer program for the 2017-2018 season. The engagement features Michelle Manzanales’s Con Brazos Abiertos, an exploration of iconic Mexican symbols that Manzanales was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas; Línea Recta by Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a work pairing the hallmark passion of flamenco dance with highly inventive and intricate partnering, set to music by flamenco guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel; and Catorce Dieciséis by Tania Pérez-Salas, one of Mexico’s most noted contemporary choreographers. This program draws upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world’s premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement.

May 18, 2018

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