The Front Row, Wednesday, 07/29/2009

Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre concludes its season with a mixed-repertory program that includes Dominic Walsh's I Napoletani and the U-S Premi’åre of Small Hour by Czech choreographer, V’clav Kunes.ξAlso on the bill: a revival performance of Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti's pas de quartre, Pression and the White Swan Duet from Matthew Bourne's gender-bending, Tony-Award-winning, all-male version of Swan Lake.ξWalsh and Kunes talk about the program with Catherine Lu.ξ Listen Download

Chinese-American writer, Anchee Min, reads excerpts from and discusses her latest book, Pearl of China, a biographical novel in which she re-imagines the early years of the life — in China -- of Pulitzer-and-Nobel-Prize-winning American author, Pearl S. Buck.ξξ The literary event, presented by the Asia Society/Texas Center, takes place tomorrow evening in the Fondren Library on the campus of Rice University.ξ She chats with St. John Flynn.ξ Listen Download

Theater LaB Houston presents its new production of Reefer Madness — The Musical with performances through May 23rd.ξCastmembers from the production gather in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by Bob Stevenson.ξ Listen Download

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