Words Dance Across the Page – Dominic Walsh Reads in May
We’re excited to announce that dancer & choreographer DOMINIC WALSH will be the Special Guest Reader for Saturday May 7. As a principal dancer with Houston Ballet for over a decade, Dominic Walsh received national and international praise for his interpretations of both classical and contemporary roles. He burst onto the choreographic scene when he won the prestigious Choo-San Goh Award in 1998. In 2002, he launched Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, most recently named “Best Dance Company” by the Houston Press, and he is now hailed as a leading choreographer who is pushing the boundaries of ballet into new realms of theatricality. More awards have come his way: a second Choo-San Goh Award in 2007; one of only three choreographers to receive a 2008 Princess Grace Award; a winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2010 National Choreographic Competition; both Audience Choice and Judge’s Award winner in Ballet Austin’s 2010 New American Talent Choreographic Competition.
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater has built a stellar reputation for taking the techniques and skills of classical ballet into more inventive territory. The company features dancers of the highest caliber, performing works created by Walsh and by important international choreographers Mauro Bigonzetti, Jiří Kylián, and Matthew Bourne. In addition to producing a Houston season of performances and educational programs that enliven the senses, the company tours the U.S. and Europe. With its unique mix of innovation and collaboration, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater is one of this country’s leading contemporary ballet companies. For more information, visit www.dwdt.org.
Want the inside skinny on Dominic Walsh’s reading? Go see Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s Third Course – MAY 5, 6 & 7 – Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall, 7:30 PM
Third Course closes their 2010-2011 season of “cultural dining” with dance that is all Walsh. It features Time out of Line, an inventive new creation that merges dance with visual art aspects and video, and the Texas premiere of a work set to Claude Debussy’s popular Clair de Lune, along with reprises of audience favorites The Dying Swan and For the Two of You. Pre- or Post- Public Poetry, this is a program you won’t want to miss.
2011 Texas State Poet Laureate reading Saturday, May 7 – Congratulations Dave!
Dave Parsons, one of our four featured poets reading at Central Library on May 7 at 2:00 PM has just been named the official Texas State Poet Laureate for 2011.
Preview on the Radio
Poet Elisa A. Garza will be on Tony Diaz’ s show, Nuestra Palabra on 90.1 FM Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM. And later in the week, Robin Davidson and Sam Amadon will be heard on 88.7 FM, The Front Row. Just a taste of what you’ll hear this Saturday at 2 PM at central branch library, 500 McKinney. See you there!
Public Poetry – Everything you need to know from our friends at Houston Public Library
Our wonderful partners at Houston Public Library have perfectly summarized our May 2011 Public Poetry event. Click here for this info.
This week, one of our featured poets was designated the official 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate. Come and see who it is.
You can listen Friday, May 6, to Public Poetry on the Front Row, 88.7. The segment will air about 12:20-12:35.
Also, thanks to our friends at Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, we have tickets to give away for Third Course at the Hobby Center this Saturday night. New subscribers will automatically be entered and we’ll also be giving away tickets at our Public Poetry event, Saturday, May 7, at Central Library, 4th floor, at 2:00 PM.
There’s a great line-up of featured poets coming your way, Saturday, the seventh of May. Dominic Walsh will be there to add a dancer’s flair. And, kids from WITS will add their bits. Plus Brazos Bookstore will be supplying poetry books galore. You just need to be there.
Central Branch library, 4th floor, 500 McKinney