Venue Details

Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater
500 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 2 members
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Fabulous show! We loved it!

reviewed Sep 20 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a video featuring Jessica Lang Dance.


Program: _


Lines Cubed*: 

“Lang, whose New York City-based troupe made its full-company debut at Jacob’s Pillow on July 25, is a master of visual composition. It’s easy to imagine her sketching as she choreographs, or carefully arranging her dancers one by one, like a photographer or a still-life painter. In Lang’s case, of course, it’s moving life. Lines Cubed, one of two ensemble works the company performed at the Pillow, looks like the physical embodiment of a Mondrian color-block painting. The clever set design (on which Lang collaborated with Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen) divides the stage and backdrop into panels of white and primary color. Lang organizes the dance in a similarly crisp fashion, with each section marked by the hue of the lighting and costumes….As she tends to do, Lang draws the piece to a close with a picture-perfect tableau: a symmetrical arrangement of the full ensemble, each color represented.”—_Dance

Mendelssohn / Incomplete

““The partnering work is genteel, but with spirit, and present throughout her work is a mesmerizing use of dynamics- simple kneeling or lunging becomes so much more when rendered by her dancers in varying, unearthly qualities.”—Dance Europe


Among the Stars*_: 

“In this ecstatic duet, the dancers share fleeting moments of intimacy while ever-aware that the sea of stars will soon separate them again.”—_Oberon’s Grove

“Mr. Brown possesses a simple way of expressing emotion and physicality which serves this piece well, matching the magical music by Ryuichi Sakamoto.”—_Eye on Dance and the Arts


The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II):*_

“The image of her bare back and arms emerging from the column of white is one that will stick for a while, as so many of Lang’s images do.”—_Dance


White (film):_


“White, a dance created on film, Lang and Maruyama experiment – quite successfully – with time and space, creating “a duet of slow motion and real time.” The dancers are layered over one another, with some moving in slow motion, some moving in real time, and some moving superfast – and they interact and partner perfectly.”—Richmond Times Dispatch


“Billed as splashes of ink and water, the sometimes humorous and consistently quirky “i.n.k.” is a seamless interaction of dancers and video”—Richmond Times Dispatch

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