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HOUSTONIANS ARE CALLED TO DANCE FOR PEACE
June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Core Dance, a professional dance organization, invites Houstonians of all ages and abilities to come together to dance for peace on Sunday, June 2 from 10am to noon in Hermann Park. Now in its 39thyear, Planetary Danceis a simple dance that everyone can do co-created by Anna Halprin. Known as the pioneer of the postmodern dance movement, Halprin describes Planetary Danceas “a dance for promoting peace among people and peace with the Earth.” Local dancers and drummers will invite those participating to walk, run, or stand in three concentric circles creating a moving mandala. Halprin’s intent is that the group will form a collective body whose every step will become a prayer for healing Earth.
In Houston Planetary Dance will be performed in Hermann Park off Hermann Park Drive on a grassy area located across the street from the main entrance of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, 77030. Participation in “Planetary Dance” is free and open to the public but advance registration is required:https://donate.coredance.org/campaigns/10823-planetary-dance-houston-2019
Where to Park
Free parking is available in Hermann Park near the Sam Houston Monument (Lot A), the large central parking lots in front of the Houston Zoo (Lots G and F), across the street (Lot H), near Miller Outdoor Theatre (Lots E and D) and beside the McGovern Centennial Gardens (Lot C) located on Hermann Drive. Metered parking is available on the streets adjacent to the Park. To view a parking lot map click here: https://www.hermannpark.org/media/uploads/hermann_park_parking_map.pdf
About Core Dance
Core Dance, an award-winning contemporary dance company with global reach, creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation with the community. For nearly four decades, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art-making in dance. Core Dance was co-founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell. Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, creating a context for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate, and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborations, the humanity of the individual Dance Artists, and its rigorous physicality. (coredance.org)