Over 3,000 children in three days will see six day-time performances by Hope Stone Dance as part of the Hobby Center's "Discovery Educational Series," a program which offers Houston-area schools entirely free performances by local arts companies. (open only to students)
Addressing the topic of possession, ownership and protection, the work examines “who owns what?” to the sound score ranging from Klezmer to David Byrne to the sounds of grocery store self-checkout machines. The spectacular set is a wall of 3,000 empty shoeboxes, collected from stores and individuals, and built onstage at the theater.
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Performances at 12 noon, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Hope Stone Dance presents Honey, I’m Home, a site-specific performance inspired by Ripple, an immersive sculpture created on the grounds of Cherryhurst House, a bungalow in Montrose, by recent artist in residence Havel Ruck Projects. Featuring guest artists Jacquelyn Long and Natalie Varnum (appearing courtesy of Houston Ballet) along with the men of HSD, Honey, I’m Home explores domestic life in a home where the walls, floors and ceilings are exposed to the outside world – and neighbors.
Each intimate audience is greeted by the resident "family" and invited into their domestic bliss for a little Sunday tea, some tidying and a peek into the life of a family unprotected from the elements, with imperfections showing.
Also appearing is Bonnie Collins, former HSD company member.
NOTE: Honey, I'm Home performance travels through the house sculpture. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to stand for the duration of the performance as there is no seating.
There is no designated parking but street parking is readily available in the vicinity.
August 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18, 2018 | 7:00pm all shows
(very limited seating of 46 at each performance)
Hope Stone Dance returns with its newest work coolest news on planet earth, chapter 2, inspired in part by the Moody’s newest site-specific installation Crêpe Paper Carpet, a standing installation of 65,000 folded sheets of crêpe paper created on site over a three-week period by the Dutch Collective We Make Carpets.