New Choreography Showcased During 'Kinesthetic Symphony' April 27 - 29


“Kinesthetic Symphony: Ensemble Annual Dance Concert” showcases works choreographed by faculty and guest artists and performed by UH’s pre-professionalKinesthetic Symphony dance company, the Dance Ensemble. Performances run April 27 – 29 in UH’s Wortham Theatre (located inside the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts). Show times are 7:30 p.m., April 27 and 28 and 1:30 p.m., April 29.

Tickets are $20; $15 for UH faculty, staff and alumni; and $10 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, call 713-743-2929.

Faculty and guest artists presenting works include:

  • Karen Stokes, professor and head of UH dance division, will deliver a new work focused on the investigation of the relationship between the group and the individual.
  • Becky Valls, assistant professor, will debut “Plundering.” The piece features a quintet performing to traditional Klezmer music, as well as the music of the Klezmatics and Balkan Beat Box.
  • Teresa Chapman, associate professor, will present “Rusalki.” The work incorporates the haunting sounds of Kitka, women’s vocal ensemble, to provide an otherworldly atmosphere that celebrates the feminine spirit.
  • Jennifer Sommers, adjunct faculty member, will explore the nature of family, life balance and relationships in “On A Circus Theme.”
  • Jackie Nalett, adjunct faculty member, uses video images of coastal landscapes and the ocean in “Cancao do Mar.” The pieces tells the story of a final dance between lovers…one of whom perished at sea.
  • Toni Valle, adjunct faculty member, will premiere “SpiderWeb.” In this work, a woman’s personal history is depicted as a complicated, entangling web.
  • Catalina Molnari, UH alumna, will offer a first look at “Tiny Boxes in My Hand.” The piece focuses on life’s truths and how they can either be a coping mechanism or an obstacle.