February 18 - 20, & 25 - 27, 2011
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm
"Luck of the Draw"
13th Annual Black History Month Performance
What do Scott Joplin, Billy Taylor, William Johnson, John Biggers and Harry Connick, Jr. have in common?
They are all a part of the musical and visual history lesson featured in "Luck of the Draw."
This musical and visual history lesson will feature the music of Scott Joplin and Billy Taylor. It will also explore games of chance and dances inspired by the artwork of William Johnson and John Biggers.
New pieces debuting during this year's production include "Dominoes," a dance based loosely on the popular table game and "Delight Songs," inspired by the writings of children. Look for a reprisal of "Between Us," duets and a quartet that delineate the grooves of Harry Connick, Jr. Audiences will be captivated by "Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS)," an explosive arrangement Sandra Organ choreographed with two Houston hip-hop dancers. RPS includes an original score by The University of Houston's Moore Music School Contemporary composer Professor Rob Smith.