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UH Goes to the MATCH

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University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts School of Theatre & Dance presents “UH Goes to the MATCH” on Sunday, March 3, 2024. “UH Goes to the MATCH” consists of an eclectic night of dance produced, choreographed, and performed by UH School of Theatre & Dance students and faculty.

UH Goes to the MATCH” features premiere dances as well as works representing the UH Dance program at the upcoming American College Dance Association South-Central annual conference in Austin, TX.  Dance student Zuri Humphrey presents “Modern Day Machine,” an upbeat contemporary funk quartet inspired by an indie rock song from 2008.

Modern Day Machine” centers around industrialism and how it has contributed to the monotony of everyday life for working-class people. Humphrey uses comedy, sensuality, and synchronicity to accentuate the contrast between repetition in life and breaking out of the mold.

Retired Workaholic” by student Allé Holloway is an energetic hip-hop contemporary fusion piece that focuses on the forced expectation to always chase the American Dream. The piece prompts the question, “What does one do after the goal is met?”

Assistant Professor  Travis Prokop showcases “Ball Moderne,” a work celebrating Underground Ballroom Culture and the creation of House music. Prokop draws inspiration from David Mancuso and Frankie Knuckles to combine elements of Ballroom Culture such as voguing and house dance with contemporary dance movements.

The educational, inclusive, and entertaining work engages the audience while also showcasing the technical and athletic prowess of the University of Houston Dance Department.

The University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts School of Theatre & Dance presents “UH Goes to the MATCH” on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 MainStreet, Houston TX 77002. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://matchouston.org/events/2024/uh-goes-match or (713) 521-4533. For more information, contact Toni Valle at (713) 409-2838.

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