Hope Stone celebrates its 20th Anniversary presenting Collective+Hope, an evening that embodies its vision – Art for All. Hope Stone Dance shares the stage with four community partners from Hope Stone’s arts education program The Hope Project.
Hope Stone Dance brings back its joyful “squared dancer” (2012), a good ol’ hoedown that joins the performers with music composed and performed by Marc Hennessey; an excerpt from “coolest news on planet earth, chapter 1” (2017), a duet with Brit Wallis and guest artist Christopher Gray (appearing courtesy of Houston Ballet); and the pièce de résistance “steak tartare” (The Cooking Show, 2005) bringing Jane Weiner back to the stage with former company members Susan Blair and Penny Tschirhart.
Also performing are students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston in a powerful percussion performance, senior citizens from Brookdale West University dancing with High School for the Performing and Visual Arts students, and Browning Elementary students on violin and in spoken word monologues.
Collective+Hope is an evening of unity and hope, demonstrating we all possess artistry no matter our backgrounds or circumstance.