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Houston City Dance Company presents: Random Acts

Mon 4th – Fri 8th Aug 2014

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

““Urban, edgy, and very explosive.” -- The Houston Press”

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Houston City Dance Company

SUMMARY

The Houston Press called Houston City Dance Company, “urban, edgy, and very explosive.”

Praised by The Houston Chronicle for the dancers’ “energy” and “precise technique,” City Dance Company brings its eclectic mix of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the second time. The performance spans a variety of dance genres and explores many topics, from the impact of child abuse, to America’s favorite pastime, to the effects of bullying on the victim and the bully, to the beauty of jellyfish, to an examination of the amoral animal in each of us when culture is stripped away.

What is perhaps unique about City Dance is the diversity of pieces in its show and its combination of interesting movement, precise execution and social commentary with an occasional frivolous piece is thrown in just for the fun of it.

This is a performance that one minute can have you crying for the pain of an abused child and the next clapping and tapping along for the sheer joy of the movement: there is something for everyone.

Of last year’s performance at the Fringe, Emma Steadman of Broadway Baby said of one work, “The dancers moved seamlessly around the stage creating an exciting fusion of classical ballet and contemporary ballet styles” and of another, “With complex choreography changing to a fast-paced style, the talent of these enthusiastic performers was evidently displayed.”

Three choreographers, six dancers, four genres of dance, and eight diverse works – check out Houston City Dance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Works in this show have been partially funded by choreography grants from the Houston Arts Alliance.

Admission: £15

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel

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