Dance Salad Festival 2017
Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017
DANCE SALAD FESTIVAL 2017
Houston, Texas, USA
Now celebrating the 22nd anniversary in Houston and the 25th season since its inception in Brussels, Belgium, Dance Salad Festival promises another gathering of world-class performers. Famous in their own countries, classical, modern and contemporary dance companies/dancers share the Dance Salad Festival stage to form a mix of movement and compelling choreography.
PERFORMANCES: April 13, 14 & 15, 7:30 PM @ Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave. Houston, TX, 77002. Buy Tickets, $25-$58, www.dancesalad.org
CHOREOGRAPHERS’ FORUM –April 12, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Museum of Fine Arts Houston, dedicated to work of Carolyn Carlson, a major figure of European contemporary dance, based in Paris, with film screening of Carlson's Inanna by ARTE France. Free Event.
FOR OUT OF TOWN VISITORS: Discount package on tickets and rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Houston, Downtown incl. free breakfast for 2 and free overnight valet parking.
USA PREMIERE PERFORMANCES marked with **, Houston Premieres marked with *
1. Carolyn Carlson Company: USA premiere of a curated version of Carlson’s Black over Red (My dialogue with Rothko)**, a contemplative solo intertwining visual, performing arts and poetry, in dedication to American Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Originally danced by Carlson since 2013, set to live cello by Jean-Paul Dessy, the solo will mark a world premiere with a special guest performance by Paris Opera Ballet Etoile, Marie-Agnes Gillot. Carolyn Carlson’s pas titled Li**, set to music by Aleksi Aubry-Carlson, will also be premiered in the USA at DSF 2017.
2. Susanna Leinonen Company, Finland: Houston Premiere of a curated version of Romeo & Juliet**choreographed by Artistic Director Susanna Leinonen and Jouka Valkama, set to music by Sergei Prokofjev mixed with a contemporary score by Kasperi Laine. The company will also present Susanna Leinonen’s Touch of Gravity**.
Houston, TX 77002
Time: April 13, April 14, April 15