Maravilloso! 2015: The Water Festival

Photo courtesy of Karen Stokes Dance

Discovery Green welcomes the return of Maravilloso!, contemporary circus and dance event featuring talent from all over the world and from Houston. The two-day event returns as a Water Festival  with a graceful performance on Kinder Lake created by Belgium's and Netherlands' artistic company Chanson d'Eau.

Chanson d’Eau features Houston dancers performing on glowing flowers floating on Kinder Lake to original music. Art and music created by Belgian artist Yaso Romero Fernandes. The festival will also include a new commissioned dance performance celebrating water, called "DRENCH," by Karen Stokes Dance.

Karen Stokes Dance is a non-profit dance company that has been producing original dance-theater in Houston since 1999.  During this time, KSD has performed in New York City, Toronto, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Dallas, Kaarlstad (Sweden), and in Houston, Texas.  In 2014, Karen Stokes was named number one choreographer by the Houston Press in their Top Ten Houston Choreographers list. In 2013, Houston Press awarded Karen Stokes with a Masterminds Award, the first contemporary dance company in Houston to receive this recognition for innovation in the arts.

During a series of "Blooms Workshops" at Discovery Green leading up to the water festival, the public will create their own flowers representative of Houston’s diverse culture. These will float in Kinder Lake’s wetlands and complement Chanson d’Eau’s beautiful, lifelike flowers.

Maravilloso! performance times:

Friday, June 5
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Blooms Workshop
8 p.m. - Chanson d'eau performance
8:30 p.m. - "Drench" by Karen Stokes Dance Co.
9 p.m. - Chanson d'eau performance

Saturday, June 6
4 p.m. - Chanson d'eau, a close-up performance for kids
8 p.m. - Chanson d'eau performance
8:30 p.m. - "Drench" by Karen Stokes Dance Co.
9 p.m. - Chanson d'eau performance



Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010


Admission is free.
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