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Jane Weiner's latest bold move: More Hope Stone Dance Company shows

Jane Weiner's latest bold move: More Hope Stone Dance Company shows

Those long waits between shows from Jane Weiner's nationally recognized Hope Stone Dance Company will soon be a thing of the past.

Weiner — considered one of the most important modern dance makers in the United States — is ready to take another step in increasing her company's visibility.

Hope Stone Dance will kick off its first-ever full season in August with a three-week festival called Lemonade Stand. The festival will celebrate the company's 13 years in the Houston dance community and feature (lemonade, duh) and guest artists including Connor Walsh, Kelly Myernick and Melody Herrera.

A full season is something of a departure for Weiner, who has been known to take almost a year to develop the bold choreography she's used in a single piece.

The 2010-2011 season will also feature productions of Village of Waltz, a successful production from last season; An Evening of Bread and Circus, with a premier piece choreographed by Weiner specifically for Houston Ballet academy students; and the annual Kid's Play premiere performance One, showcasing members of Hope Stone's Kid's Play and Youthsound ensembles, which are comprised of at-risk youth six to 18 years old.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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Jane Weiner, artistic director of Hope Stone Dance Company Photo by Simon Gentry
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A moment taken directly from Jane Weiner's "Village of Waltz" Photo by Simon Gentry
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Hope Stone Dance Company's Lindsey McGill in "Village of Waltz" Photo by Simon Gentry
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Jane Weiner in rehearsal with composer/musician Peter Jones, who composed the music for "Village of Waltz" Photo by Simon Gentry