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METdance Presents “Celebrating 20! Reaching Out”

METdance wants everyone to be able to enjoy the beauty of performative dance – and in an effort to make dance more accessible to the surrounding areas of Houston, the company is presenting “Celebrating 20! Reaching Out.” The performance is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road in Cypress, 77433. Tickets are $25 to per person.

“Reaching Out” will feature various content from METdance’s “Celebrating 20!” season, which celebrates two decades of the company’s captivating performances, groundbreaking choreography and educational outreach. There will be preview excerpts of New York-based, long-time guest artist Kate Skarpetowska’s forthcoming premiere. Other featured dances include “Forever Fleeting” by METdance associate director and past resident choreographer Joe Celej and “Semi-detached” by METdance past resident choreographer Kiki Lucas, as well as a special homage to METdance’s “Jazzman,” the late Steven Boyd. The program will also include a collection of duets created by METdance artistic director Marlana Doyle, former company member Terrill Mitchell and Oliver Halkowich of Houston Ballet.

“The diversity of the METdance repertoire will be showcased in this performance,” artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “This is a great opportunity for Houstonians to experience dance up-close and full of energy, emotion, and excitement.”

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The “Celebrating 20!” season will continue with “Honored Guests” slated for 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at Wortham Center Cullen Theatre, 510 Texas Ave. in Houston, 77002. Tickets range from $15 to $45 per person.

“MET too Youth Company Spring Concert” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 and 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at Midtown Arts and Theatre Complex, 3414 La Branch St. in Houston, 77004. Tickets are $20.

The season concludes with “Sizzling Summer Dance” on Friday, June 3 at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. in Houston, 77030. The date will be announced in the future.

 METdance, 713-522-6375; info@metdance.org; http://www.metdance.org.

*Photos Courtesy of METdance

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