Work of UH Dance Faculty, Alumni Showcased

Seven is indeed a lucky number for Houston dance fans. Thanks to Karen Stokes, director of the University of Houston's Center for Choreography and head of the UH dance program, audiences soon will be treated to seven vibrant new works in the new production "Portables."

This concert will be performed by Houston's Travesty Dance Group with choreography by Stokes and music by Mozart; contemporary composer Bill Ryan; and director of UH's Aura Contemporary Ensemble Rob Smith.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 and 12 and 6:30 p.m., Dec. 13 in Zilkha Hall in the Hobby Center (800 Bagby St. in downtown Houston).

Stokes' latest material is as multifaceted as ever offering pieces that range from the mysterious to the humorous. Works performed in this concert will include "Orange," "Program," "Transparent," "Raw Silk," "Interlude 1," "Sorbet" and "Balance."

Tickets are $26.50 and can be purchased by calling 713-315-2525 or online at To receive a special UH discount, mention or enter the promotional code word "COUGS."

To learn more about Travesty Dance Group, visit


WHAT: "Portables"
WHEN:  7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 - 12; 6:30 p.m., Dec. 13
WHERE: The Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. (downtown Houston)
WHO: Travesty Dance Group