An Evening of New Works by ODP Company Members
September 30th and October 1, 2022 at 8pm
@ MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St
Featuring world premiere choreography by Open Dance Project company members Joshua de Alba, Sonia Engman, Atticus Griffin, Madelyn Manlove, and Lizzy McGoldrick.
BONNIE & CLYDE
An Immersive, Multimedia Dance Theater Production
Studio5, 1934 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202
Using history and disrupt/ed-ive narrative to ask critical questions about today’s world, Bonnie & Clyde personalizes the contemporary issues of gun violence and prison reform through the lens of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow’s story. Situated in the 1930s through original music, costume, lighting, and immersive set design, this work looks inward at the emotional experience of two young criminals from Texas in the midst of the Great Depression. Through compelling choreography the couple’s sensationalized drama is peeled back to reveal the human experience of love, desperation, and violence.
PETER & WENDY
February 3-11, 2023 @ MATCH
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Open Dance Project presents their beloved production of Peter & Wendy, based on the beloved story by J.M. Barrie. ODP takes a fresh look at this children’s favorite through their signature athleticism, daring physicality, and theatrical whimsy. Performances on aerial silks and trapeze by Peter and Tink provide a fresh and magical approach to the story. The event features special guest artists ODP2, Open Dance Project’s pre-professional youth ensemble.
Recommended for ages 3 and up!
a moment of reckoning
May 12-20, 2023
MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Conceived and directed by Annie Arnoult and collaboratively devised by Arnoult and the ensemble, 1968 brings to life the student protest movements in the year 1968 as captured through iconic photos in three cities – Chicago, West Berlin, and Paris. This interdisciplinary, multimedia performance investigates the body as both source and site of protest – mining specific images, actions, and events of 1968 for a deeper understanding of our conflict-ridden, intensely mediated here and now. 1968 reminds us that the struggle for human rights is rooted in the human body and allows no bystanders. It also reminds us that hope lies in our collaborative willingness to confront ugly truths and refuse to stand for them. New collectives of hope are formed in each performance as audience members move through an amalgamated urban landscape of Chicago, Paris, and Berlin in 1968, staging the fight for equity and access in the now through the reproduction of its historical predecessor.