Connect With Midtown Houston’s Cultural Arts at Three Pop-Up Performances

(Photo: Photo of Frame Dance by Lynn Lane)

We’re excited to announce a series of immersive live performances in Midtown Houston. Starting on December 9th, there will be three interactive experiences on the street, in the park and at the theater.

Read on to learn how you can enjoy these unique displays of art:

  1. Movement in the Park

The events will kick off with Las Girls Collective, a group that merges experimental movement and performance with video production. You can join their performance, “The Process of Making a Dance,” at Midtown Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 9th.

  1. Music at the Theater

Later that day, Ms. Gina Williams will present “Christmas Classics” at MATCH, a solo showcase featuring original music, a Christmas medley and carol singing with a call for audience members to participate from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The family friendly performance will end with ‘O Holy Night’ and leave you feeling cheery as the countdown to Christmas begins.

  1. Dance on the Street

Frame Dance will host “METROdances: The Holiday Edition” to close out the series. This pop-up winter performance at METRORail stops is meant to spark creativity and inspire the community as they gather in public spaces. It will include two stops on the red line, live music, community caroling and dance. The event is free and starts at noon on Saturday, December 15th and the two stops are Ensemble/HCC and McGowen Station.

On the same day, closing out the series, the Pilot Dance Project will host a winter rendition of Lori Yuill’s beloved “Green Zebras, The Cara Cara Suite,” at 1:15 pm at Midtown Park. The performance will explore themes related to food culture: desire, sustainability, pleasure and cycles of growth. Yuill and dancers revisit the piece in a new space and season, ending with a holiday lunch replete with hot chocolate and sweets.

These events are prime examples of the Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District (CAED)’s 10-Year Cultural Arts Master Plan. CAED’s purpose is to bring quality cultural arts-based programming and projects to Midtown Houston. You’ve probably already enjoyed past projects, including Art in the Park, Mistletoe Market and park programming presented by The Ensemble Theatre, Apollo Chamber Players, Revels Houston, Houston METDance and more. CAED recently announced a grant program designed to assist arts organizations in the development of cultural arts-based projects that will be presented in the Midtown Houston community.

Get the scoop on CAED here!