NobleMotion presents Homegrown
Choreography by Brittany Thetford Deveau and Laura E. Harrell
as part of the NEXT STEP SERIES
February 6th & 7th, 2015
2201 Preston St
Houston, TX 77340
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Laura E. Harrell’s Stuck between a rug and a hard place explores the human tendency to sweep problems under the “rug.” Harrell exposes the side of ourselves we hide through subtle humor and relatable situations. Harrell comments, “I wanted to investigate why we do so, how we do so, and finally, what happens when there is no more room under our rug and everything is exposed.”
Brittany Thetford Deveau’s choreography is composed of four works that incorporate miniature houses, oxygen masks, and projection design. Oxy|Gin, a duet that explores the dreams of a martyr, requires the dancers to move without breathing. Real.Estate addresses the concepts of “home” and all of the possible constructs and configurations. Thetford states, “There is a place that exists that I run from, and in turn, it is always the same place that I run towards; that place is home.”
NMD Artistic Director Andy Noble states, “Laura’s really smart about combining inventive movement layered with meaning and she is very creative at utilizing props and set design. Brittany often makes the unorthodox choreographic choice, and in doing so, says something coarse and beautiful. We could not be more excited about introducing these talented artists to the Houston community. I think audiences will be impressed by the quality of their work.”
NobleMotion’s newest program, Next Step Series, is a choreographic mentoring program providing talented emerging artists with an opportunity to fully produce an evening of work under the guidance of seasoned professional choreographers/producers.