Plumshuga: The Rise of Lauren Anderson

800 Rosine St Houston, TX 77019
  • Presented By: Stages
  • Dates: 10/8/2022, 10/9/2022, 10/12/2022
  • Location: The Gordy
  • Address: 800 Rosine St
  • Phone: (713) 527-0123
  • Price: $30-$85
  • Admission: $30-$85
  • Area of Town: Memorial Park/Washington Corridor

by Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton directed by Eboni Bell Darcy and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton music by Jasmine Barnes with original lyrics by Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton original choreography by Stanton Welch and Harrison Guy featuring dancers from Houston Ballet. This innovative new work blends spoken word, dance, music, and theater for a vivid and intimate look into Lauren Anderson’s rise to ballet royalty and her eventual triumphant rise to accept her authentic self. In 1990, Lauren Anderson became one of the first Black principal ballerinas of a major ballet company when she ascended to Principal Dancer of the Houston Ballet. Unknown to her adoring audiences, she brought with her on stage the weight of her own tumultuous relationships, abuse, and battles with addiction. In PLUMSHUGA, you’ll share a conversation with Lauren at home, where she breaks the fourth wall to discuss her greatest trials and successes by reliving them in memories painted by music and dance. This is Lauren Anderson’s story in her words, for the first time ever.

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