Hope Stone Dance

Celebrating 21 years of powerful, joyful, and profoundly human performances in Houston’s artistic community. Jane Weiner, Artistic Director of Hope Stone Dance for 21 years, creates dance/theater performances of strong, technical ensemble work with “effortless partnering” and “gorgeous, big-hearted movement.” Her work has been performed throughout the country to critical acclaim.

2018-2019 SEASON

August 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18, 2018 | 7:00pm all shows
coolest news on planet earth, chapter 2
Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
Hope Stone Dance returns with its newest work coolest news on planet earth, chapter 2, inspired in part by the Moody’s newest site-specific installation Crêpe Paper Carpet, a standing installation of 65,000 folded sheets of crêpe paper created on site over a three-week period by the Dutch Collective We Make Carpets.
(very limited seating of 46 at each performance)

November 4, 2018 | 12noon, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Honey, I’m Home
Cherryhurst House
1603 Cherryhurst, Houston, TX 77006
Hope Stone Dance presents Honey, I’m Home, a site-specific performance at the Cherryhurst House, a bungalow in Montrose that Havel Ruck Projects transformed into a sculptural space titled Ripple. Featuring guest artists Jacquelyn Long and Natalie Varnum (appearing courtesy of Houston Ballet) along with the men of HSD, Honey, I’m Home explores a domestic space with walls, floors and ceilings exposed to the outside world – and neighbors.
(tickets on sale September 1)

March 5-9, 2019
Discovery Series
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
9:30 & 11:30 a.m. each day
(performances as part of the Hobby Center’s Discovery Series – 3,000 local school children will see these FREE, day-time performances)

March 21, 22, 23, 2019 | 7:30pm
‘s (a tale of possession)
The Interchange
1815 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004
Hope Stone Dance brings back ‘s (a tale of possession), a work that addresses the topic of possession, ownership and protection, and asks the question “who owns what?” The sound score ranges from Klezmer to David Byrne to the sounds of grocery store self-checkout machines. The spectacular set for the show is a wall of 3,000 empty shoeboxes, collected from stores and individuals, and built onstage at the theater.
(tickets on sale January 15, 2019)