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Rec Room Residency Festival: Jhon Stronks

Friday, February 23
8:00PM - 10:00PM

100 Jackson St.
Houston, Texas 77002

Rec Room Arts presents Jhon Stronks, as part of its 2018 Residency Festival.  February 23 and 24.

jhon r. stronks is often accused of presenting audiences with seemingly unruly work that reveals itself according to its own logic.

Seeing himself as a collage artist, stronks combines the fundamental elements of composition and choreography, with a confluence of movement styles and techniques drawn from his personal movement foundation in Modern, Post-Modern, Jazz, Classical Ballet and Africanist dance training. From this place, Stronks dives into the deep end playing with alternative structures for dance making that are more intuitive and often unpredictable. The result is the creation of a broad field for the dancing, where the context is clear; the eye has choices, and the viewer gets to decide.

jhon began his dance training with Sue Sampson-Dalena at the Dance Studio of Fresno, studying Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop, and continued his dance training and education at California State University, Long Beach, where he studied Modern dance techniques, improvisation, and composition.

About the festival:
Rec Room Arts is thrilled to present six multi-disciplinary artists in residence this February-March for our first annual Residency Festival!  Each group works to bend and break the rules of conventional performance through their two-week rehearsal process, culminating in a weekend of performances open to the public. There will be a talk-back after each opening night performance so artists can get a feel for the audience’s response and the overall impact of their work.

All performances are Friday and Saturday night at 8 pm. Doors are at 7:45 pm and if you are not there to pick up your tickets by 7:50 pm, we will release them. But the bar opens at 6, so come early to ensure maximum enjoyment.

Rec Room’s Artist Residency Program is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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