Hope Stone Dance’s ‘s (a tale of possession) addresses the timeless topic of ownership, questioning “what do we really own?” Mine, ours, yours. Maybe a line from “Fight Club” is the answer – “The things you own end up owning you.”
10 dancers. 2,000 shoe boxes. 7 bird cages. A few teacups and finger sandwiches. A pedestal. And shoes. Lots of them.
‘s (a tale of possession) was created by Jane Weiner in 2004 during a DiverseWorks’ residency and restaged in 2006 at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. Thirteen years later, time hasn’t changed our possessive natures – whether it's shoes or land or relationships.
With a sound score by Firat Ozsoy mixing Klezmer, David Byrne, Steve Reich and the sounds of grocery store self-checkout machines, lighting by Tiffany Schrepferman and set design by David Graeve, be ready for a sensory-striking evening.
Performed by: Joshua de Alba, Jacquelyne Boe, La’Rodney Freeman, Kelsey Gibbs, Rachael Hutto, Lindsey McGill, Travis Prokop, Donald Sayre, Candace Tompkins, Brit Wallis
*March 28 – Post-show dialogue led by Karen Stokes (Founder and Artistic Director of Karen Stokes Dance; Professor and Director of the Dance Program, University of Houston) with Sixto Wagan (Director, Center for Art & Social Engagement, University of Houston) and Jane Weiner (Founder & Artistic Director, Hope Stone, Inc., Hope Stone Dance)
Hope Stone, Inc. is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.