Art Dirt: Talking with Houston’s Harrison Guy

by Glasstire December 31, 2023
A photographic portrait of a Black man, who is looking straight into the camera.

Harrison Guy

Leslie Moody Castro talks with Harrison Guy about Houston’s Fifth Ward, his Urban Souls Dance Company, and what keeps him motivated to build community in the city.

“Our projects are based on this thought process that memory builds the monument. The way that we look at it is that if you don’t have a lot of assets in your community, because they’re gone, for a lot of different reasons beyond your control, the thing that you do have is your memory…so if we look at the memories as the capital and we start to build from that, then we’re starting from a place of asset versus deficit.” 

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Related Readings:
Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, Center for Arts and Social Engagement: Profiles in Leadership: Harrison Guy: Artistic Director, Urban Souls Dance Company
OutSmart: Pride Houston’s 2019 Male Grand Marshal: Harrison Guy
Arts and Culture Texas: Texas Studio-Harrison Guy: Signals for Freedom
My Gay Houston: Vocal Local: Harrison Guy
CityBook: Informed by Houston’s Black History, Harrison Guy’s New Work Takes the Stage
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: PRIDE Interview | Choreographer Harrison Guy
Houston Chronicle: Style Profile: Harrison Guy was born to dance
Spectrum South: Leading While Black: Harrison Guy Opens Doors for New Leadership of Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board

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