Greetings Parents, Educators and Administrators,

It was wonderful to welcome your students to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for our 2023-2024 ExxonMobil Discovery Series season!

The Hobby Center is committed to introducing 5th graders to the world of the performing arts at no cost to schools or families. The ExxonMobil Discovery Series is a cornerstone education program for the Hobby Center and has even more meaning to our team as we dive into a new era at the Hobby Center with a newly revised mission: the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts deepens understanding of our shared humanity. We serve as a connector, convenor and incubator for all Houston audiences, artmakers and arts organizations. By presenting engaging performances and educational programs, we strengthen our sense of belonging to shape a more cohesive and connected Houston community.

Today your child saw Urban Souls Dance Company’s Colored Carnegie.  Conceived and directed by Harrison Guy this work was originally commissioned by Performing Arts Houston in 2021. Inspired by Black Houston, Colored Carnegie told the story of the segregated and Black led branch of the Houston Public Library through dance, music and spoken word.  The show was choreographed by Harrison Guy and dancers from Urban Souls Dance Company with music by Dr. John Cornelius and set design by Edgar Guajardo.   To learn more about the performance visit here.

Did today spark your child’s interest in the performing arts?  Learn more about Urban Souls Dance Company.

Urban Souls Dance Company is a social arts organization that promotes creativity.  They use the art of dance to advocate creativity that inspires society.

You and your family are always welcome at the Hobby Center.  In addition to our Broadway at the Hobby Center series, we are committed to offering family friendly and accessible programming.  Urban Souls Dance Company will offer a full evening length performance of Souls of Black Houston this Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 pm at the Hobby Center.  Tickets are on sale here.

We hope to see you soon at the Hobby Center!