The Front Row, Wednesday, 07/29/2009

Artistic Director Dominic Walsh (pictured) and Czech choreographer, Václav Kunes talk about the U-S Première of Small Hour. The piece will be performed by the Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre on the ensemble's season-finale mixed-repertory program this weekend at the Hobby Center...
Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre concludes its season with a mixed-repertory program that includes Dominic Walsh's I Napoletani and the U-S Première of Small Hour by Czech choreographer, Václav Kunes. Also on the bill: a revival performance of Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti's pas de quartre, Pression and the White Swan Duet from Matthew Bourne's gender-bending, Tony-Award-winning, all-male version of Swan Lake. Walsh and Kunes talk about the program with Catherine Lu.  Listen Download

Chinese-American writer, Anchee Min, reads excerpts from and discusses her latest book, Pearl of China, a biographical novel in which she re-imagines the early years of the life – in China -- of Pulitzer-and-Nobel-Prize-winning American author, Pearl S. Buck.   The literary event, presented by the Asia Society/Texas Center, takes place tomorrow evening in the Fondren Library on the campus of Rice University.  She chats with St. John Flynn.  Listen Download

Theater LaB Houston presents its new production of Reefer Madness – The Musical with performances through May 23rd. Castmembers from the production gather in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by Bob Stevenson.  Listen Download