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UH Goes to the MATCH

University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts School of Theatre & Dance presents

UH Goes to the MATCH

Houston, TX- University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts School of Theatre & Dance presents “UH Goes to the MATCH” on Sunday, March 3, 2024. “UH Goes to the MATCH” consists of an eclectic night of dance produced, choreographed, and performed by UH School of Theatre & Dance students and faculty.

“UH Goes to the MATCH” features work representing the UH dance program at the upcoming American College Dance Association South-Central annual conference in Austin, TX.  Zuri Humphrey presents “Modern Day Machine,” an upbeat contemporary funk quartet inspired by an indie rock song from 2008. “Modern Day Machine” centers around industrialism and how it has contributed to the monotony of everyday life for working class people. Humphrey uses comedy, sensuality, and synchronicity to accentuate the contrast between repetition in life and breaking out of the mold. “Retired Workaholic” by Allé Holloway is an energetic hip-hop contemporary fusion piece that focuses on the forced expectation to always chase the American Dream. The piece prompts the question, “What does one do after the goal is met?” Assistant Professor Travis Prokop showcases “Ball Moderne,” a work celebrating Underground Ballroom Culture and the creation of House music. Prokop draws inspiration from David Mancuso and Frankie Knuckles to combine elements of Ballroom Culture such as voguing and house dance with contemporary dance movements. The educational, inclusive, and entertaining work will engage the audience while also showcasing the technical and athletic prowess of the University of Houston Dance Department.

University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts School of Theatre & Dance presents “UH Goes to the MATCH” on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 7:30 p.m., at the MATCH, 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://matchouston.org/events/2024/uh-goes-match. Contact the MATCH box office at (713) 521-4533. For more information about the concert, contact Toni Valle at (713) 409-2838.

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Fact Sheet

WHO: University of Houston Kathrine G McGovern College of the Arts School of Theatre & Dance

WHAT: “UH Goes to the MATCH”

WHEN: March 3, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Matchbox 2, MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

TICKETS: $20

CONTACT: Toni Valle at (713) 409-2838 tlvalle@central.uh.edu

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