October 20-22, 7:30pm

Photo Credit: Lynn Lane Photography

The Secondary Colors is an original collaborative contemporary dance and music work by choreographer Karen Stokes and composer Bill Ryan. This premiere features nine dancers of Karen Stokes Dance and six world-class musicians hand selected by Bill Ryan; David Cossin, percussion, Michael Lowenstern, clarinet, Todd Reynolds, violin, Andrew Russo, piano, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello, and Jonathan Nichol, saxophone.

Karen Stokes is Professor and Head of the Dance Division in the School of Theatre & Dance at the University of Houston and founded the UH Center for Choreography.

Bill Ryan is the Director of the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University and recipient of the American Composers Forum coveted Champion of New Music Award for his commitment to bringing new music into the lives of young students and to a wider public audience.

LOCATION: Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

Related Events:

February 18, 2011 – Choreographer and Composer Exchange
April 15, 2011 – AURA Dance Concert: Between the Lines