Turn it On! Turn It Up!
- Presented By: Houston City Dance
- Dates: November 22, 2019 - November 23, 2019
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: City Dance Studio
- Address: 1307 W. Clay
- Phone: (713) 529-6100
- Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
- Price: $25
- Admission: $25
- Area of Town: Memorial Park/Washington Corridor
City Dance presents a preview of the company's 2020 season featuring sultry pieces from their upcoming Valentine's Day show and sneak-peaks of all new works from their spring show celebrating Stax Records.Several old favorites return with a new twist in the first half of City Dance’s 2020 season preview. City Dance Company and guests will “Turn it On!” with artistic director Sherese Campbell’s classic “Brown Skin,” a piece about women becoming comfortable with themselves and their bodies and her “D’Angelou Suite,” which explores what it means to be a woman passionately immersed in her life as she grows and changes. Jaimee Vilela Navarrete’s spunky “All About that Bass” adds some tongue and cheek fun.Then the company will “Turn It Up!” with selections from their all new tribute to Stax Records, renowned for creating its own sound: Southern Soul, based in black gospel, blues, country, and earlier forms of rhythm and blues. Choreographer Stephanie Sermas’s piece explores the classic Stax musical saga of a woman who confronts the other woman when she finds out her man is cheating on her. Campbell’s piece about women dating younger men is set to a comedy routine. Guest Choreographer Armando Silva uses a blend of classical ballet, old school jazz grooves, and pedestrian motions to build realistic characters an audience can relate to. His two pieces speak to loneliness and loss both in romantic and familial terms. The first of these, “Lovin’, Yearning, Foolin’ is his gift to City Dance, celebrating the legacy of diversity it is creating for the Houston Dance community.