Big Ideas, Bold Moves Come to Life in 'Flirting with Gravity'

A new generation of dancers and choreographers is about to strut their stuff for Houston audiences.

The University of Houston's Emerging Choreographers Showcase, "Flirting with Gravity," will spotlight student talents at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19 - 21 in UH's Jose Quintero Theatre.

For a semester, students from UH's School of Theatre & Dance have developed and rehearsed dynamic new works. This annual showcase will premiere these pieces for Houston audiences. Included in this year's concert are the following works:

  • "Between The Lines" - choreographed by LaCresha Walker
  • "Cinco Cohibas" - choreographed by Kristina Prats
  • "The Waiting Room" - choreographed by Birdie Gonzales
  • "Blurr v. 5" - choreographed by Yahudi D. Castaneda
  • "Eat Your Heart Out, Tom Cruise" - choreographed by Jonathan Colunga
  • "180 lbs." - choreographed by Michael Baerga
  • "...In Sound" - choreographed by Le Wilson
  • "People Are Givers Or Takers" - choreographed by Reagon Rucker
  • "Paper" - choreographed by Ashley Horn
  • Untitled - choreographed by Mallory Horn
  • "Alt + Ctrl + Del" - choreographed by Michelle Garza
  • "Mindless Fiction" - choreographed by Birdie Gonzales

All student choreographers and performers  have prepared these works with guidance from Karen Stokes, director of UH's Center for Choreography, as well as faculty members Teresa Chapman, Becky Valls, Jackie Nalett and Toni Valle.

UH is the only institution in Houston to offer a four year dance degree. For more details about the Center for Choreography and the dance department, visit


WHAT: "Flirting with Gravity" - UH Emerging Choreographers Showcase
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.,Nov. 19 - 21
WHERE: Jose Quintero Theatre / Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH
Entrance 16 off of Cullen Boulevard
WHO: UH School of Theatre & Dance