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Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 20:00
photos by Amitava Sarkar

stirs up still things includes world premieres by ISHIDA based on original poetic narratives and works by emerging and renown international choreographers. " Among dim shapes ” by ISHIDA follows an intimate relationship and the ghosts they carry triggered by archetypal patterns. The program also includes a new creation by Swedish dancer, film director, and choreographer John Wannehag formerly with Tanzmainz, and a new work by award-winning British Finnish choreographer Kristian Lever . Lever returns to Houston having been featured at Dance Salad in 2019 and with the US premiere “ An Intimate Distance ” – an athletic men’s duet presented by ISHIDA in March 2022, originally created on Hamburg Ballet.

Broadway World said ISHIDA ’s program in August was “ an amazing showcase of modern contemporary dance ” and “ an incredible boon to the Houston art scene ."Read more

Presented by ISHIDA Dance Company



  • CLICK THE FLOOR PLAN below to choose your seats.
    • $110 VIP/Center Front 
    • $80 Center Back
    • $80 Inner Side
    • $60 Side
  • VIP Ticket includes premium seating and access to VIP reception with drinks and lite bites post performance to meet the dancers and choreographers.
  • Each ticket is subject to a $2 fee at check out.
  • Wheelchair accessible seating is available.
  • All sales are final. There are no cancellation or refunds. To reach the box office, call (713) 521-4533 or email


  • Lobby and seating open 30 minutes prior to curtain time.
  • The estimated run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.
  • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management.
  • Content is not suitable for very young children. Parental Guidance recommended.
  • Food and drinks will not be allowed inside the theater.


Please note the following safety guidelines for you visit to MATCH:

  • In accordance with CDC and Harris County guidelines, masks are not required, but strongly recommended for all guests while at the MATCH. Some presenters may require all guests, regardless of your vaccination status, to wear masks inside the theater.
  • All theaters are disinfected before each performance.
  • MATCH has made hand sanitizer available in each of our theater lobbies.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • These precautions are subject to change depending on the public health guidelines.
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