The Front Row, Friday, 10/16/2009

We meet the man who leads what's been called THE premiere contemporary dance troupe in Great Britain: choreographer and Artistic Director Richard Alston of the Richard Alston Dance Company, which performs tonight at the Wortham Center, under the auspices of Society for the Performing Arts. We also hear music performed by saxophonist Tim Armacost and his New York Standards Quartet previewing their shows at the Houston jazz club, Cézanne...
Houston Pubic Radio's Catherine Lu speaks with British choreographer Richard Alston, whose contemporary dance company makes its Houston debut with one performance tonight at 8:00PM in the Cullen Theater of downtown Houston's Wortham Center, where they're being presented by Society for the Performing Arts. Listen Download

Tim Armacost and the New York Standards Quartet perform tonight and tomorrow night at 9:00PM at Cézanne, on Montrose Boulevard, near Richmond. Saxophonist Woody Witt, the club's Entertainment Director, will sit in with the band. Armacost and his Quartet gather in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by Eric Ladau. Listen Download

Uptown Dance presents Dance Infusion, the first program of its second season as a professional company. Their evening of modern and classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance includes a guest appearance by Houston's Revolve Dance Company, and the World Première of In the Moment, a new work by Uptown Dance Company's Artistic Director, Beth Gulledge-Brown. There's one performance at Sunday at 6:00PM in Zilkha Hall at downtown Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Gulledge-Brown and one of her dancers, Phoebe Waggoner chat about the program with KUHF's Chris Johnson. Listen Download