"UH Goes to the Barn" is choreographed, produced and performed by the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance students. Student choreographers have the opportunity to display their work in a professional setting while simultaneously learning aspects of production, box office and marketing. Many of these budding artists go on to produce and perform professionally.
The performance premieres works from today's rising artists and performers. Student choreographer Lauren Burke pushes her creativity to its limits by presenting two pieces, In Light of Gravity and Wash. In Light of Gravity is inspired by the idea of individuals who offer one another support to overcome personal opposition. Wash exposes an obsessive desire to be clean and the internal conflict of what it means to let ones guard down.
Bryan Peck invites the audience into an intimate relationship of forces in his work¬†Contraffinity. This duet symbolizes how the opposite nature of yin and yang coexist harmoniously through contrasting dynamics and partnering. The soft and vulnerable melody of Bill Ryan's Zinc, performed by Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, blends in harmony with the dancers moments of great strength.
Katrina Woods shines bright in her breathtaking solo Light Before Men - Matthew 5:17. Under a spotlight, she exemplifies perseverance to overcomes obstacles with God as her foundation.