Feb 10, 2024
Starting at $38
Fri, Dec 1
Presented by the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Urban Souls Dance Company in Souls of Black Houston, a dance concert honoring Black History Month. This performance celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary season and pays tribute to two decades of sharing the powerful stories of the African-American experience. The show’s highlight is the incredible production Colored Carnegie (originally commissioned by Performing Arts Houston in 2021), created and directed by Urban Souls Founder and Artistic Director Harrison Guy, featuring an original score by Dr. John Cornelius and a stunning set design by Edgar Guajardo. Inspired by the history of the segregated Houston Colored Carnegie Library, this piece is a poignant reminder of the resilience and strength of the Black community.
In addition to Colored Carnegie, the program includes four other captivating works. Sugar Shack, choreographed by Walter J. Hull, II, draws inspiration from the evocative paintings of Ernie Barnes, while Harrison Guy’s Black Bodies in White Spaces explores the complexities and beauty of self-acceptance and self-love. Black Bodies in White Spaces was developed in collaboration with Rice University’s Center for Engaged Research & Collaborative Learning. Souls of Black Houston promises to be a thought-provoking and inspiring celebration of Black artistry and history.
Urban Souls is excited to also feature two alumni works. Distract me from the Mirror choreographed and performed by former Urban Souls Dancers Uwazi Zamani and Trent Williams, Jr. and M/W: lessons choreographed by former dancer Dwayne Cook.
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