As the 2011 American Association of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo™ draws closer, those of us on the Hospitality Subcommittee who have been knee deep in preparations are getting really, really excited, especially about the great entertainment we’ve lined up before each of the general sessions.
On Monday, May 23 at 10 am, in the General Assembly Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), Houston’s own Dominic Walsh Dance Theater (DWDT), a contemporary ballet company that inspires and entertains audiences and artists with visually stunning performances, will kick off the first AAM 2011 General Session with excerpts from I Napoletani, a very upbeat and fun piece that’s always a crowd pleaser.
Immediately following DWDT, HIStory, the internationally acclaimed hip hop ensemble dance company, with special guest company Inertia from Westside High School, will rock the house with a hip hop performance that’s sure to be off the chain.
Then, on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 am, also in the General Assembly Theater at the GRB, Hope Stone Dance Company, the critically acclaimed dance and theater ensemble led by renowned choreographer Jane Weiner, merges dance, music, theater, humanity and humanity with an excerpt from The Cooking Show, which explores the old adage, “you are what you eat.”
And for the grand finale, we’ve got the Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble lined up, performing for the first time with one of the University’s high energy steppers groups. We’re tempted to tell you more about what they are planning, but this is something you’ve just got to see firsthand.
Of course, following the fabulous entertainment, there’s a lineup of great programming as part of each of the general sessions. We hope to see you there!
–Ryland Holmes, Sr. Communications Director, Houston Arts Alliance;
AAM 2011 Hospitality Subcommittee member;
AAM 2011 Entertainment Task Force member