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Green Box Arts Festival: ArtDesk Conversation with Marlana Doyle of METdance

Jul 8, 2017

This interactive lecture will entertain as Green Box Arts Festival co-founder Larry Keigwin of New York’s KEIGWIN + COMPANY joins METdance’s Marlana Doyle to converse about what’s new in the world of contemporary dance.

METdance has performed throughout the United States and provided Houston viewers with a chance to see a vast body of repertory by some of the country’s most prominent contemporary dance artists including Larry Keigwin, Green Box Arts Festival Co-Founder and Artistic Director of KEIGWIN + CCOMPANY in NYC, as well as choreographer for various Broadway Productions.

Marlana Doyle, Artistic Director of the METdance Company has been dancing with METdance for the past fifteen years and was a major part of the company’s reorganization in 2003.

Under her direction, Doyle’s artistic vision has taken the company to new levels of excellence and growth while holding tightly to the company’s long tradition of diversity and versatility in its dancers, choreographers, collaborators, and content.

Through her commitment and drive, the company has performed at venues across the country including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out (2012, 2014), Destiny Rising at the Joyce Theater in NYC, Dance Chicago, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance St. Louis, and the17th Annual Choreography Festival in Palm Springs, CA, in addition to local venues such as the Dallas Dance Festival and Austin Dance Festival.

Her strength of vision has brought many sought-after choreographers to METdance and the Houston public and she was awarded the Dance USA Leadership Mentee Fellowship for the institute of training in 2012 and is currently serving as a Dance USA Artistic Director Council Chair for the 2016 – 2017 Season. Marlana has also served on many grant and organizational panels for the Houston Arts Alliance.