Suchu Dance

premieres 

What is dance?

on

Houston choreographers X6 

saturday, january 27, 2018

8:00 pm

At the

kaplan theater

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096

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Suchu Dance Director, Jennifer Wood is honored to be an invited choreographer for this year's annual Houston Choreographers X6, presented by the Jewish Community Center of Houston.

Houston Choreographers X6 presents a memorable evening of dance featuring six dynamic independent choreographers who have been commissioned to premiere a piece for the concert. The original works range from hip hop to classical and feature the following artists: Annie Arnoult, Tehillah Hartmann, Tony Merriwether, Bryan Paule/ Joel Rivera, Andre Silva and Jennifer Wood.

Houston Ballet Academy makes a guest appearance performing MichelleShe Loves Youand Carry the Weight three sections from Stanton Welchs Long and Winding Road.
 

What is Dance? is a comedy for 6 dancers choreographed by Jennifer Wood for Suchu Dance with a recorded score by Fescennine. 

Six dancers explore the spaces between dance tropes, athleticism, physical training, creative process and the act of performance, onstage vs backstage. Asking the BIG QUESTIONS such as, Does this philosophical concept make me look fat? (Definitely not.)

Is this a quick reference guide to the history of dance since the dawn of time up to 2018? (NO, but maybe it should be.) What, as dancers do we ultimately want to achieve? Why? How are we always not enough?

We assert that even with the most cosmopolitan of experiences, a dancer is still always asked by strangers, friends and relatives if she can do the splits. It’s a universal litmus test. We could get mad about it, but we are going to own it!

The Perfect Split was created by Fescennine, a longtime collaborator with Suchu Dance, by collecting fragments of academic and contemporary critical dance writing, and shaping commentary collaboratively with Wood and the Suchu Dance performing artists for this performance.

With performing artists Shanon adame, adam castaneda, ayan felix, carlos perez, lysette portano, and tina shariffskul howard. Click here to learn more about the cast.