Ayman Harper with Matmos: (theLID

Part-time Houston-based choreographer and former Forsythe Company member Ayman Harper comes to DiverseWorks with the U.S. premiere of (theLID, a  conceptualized dance event. Collaborating with renowned sound artists Matmos, dancer Jermaine Spivey (with Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM), and Costume and Prop Designer Tomi Paasonen, (theLID is a musical composition unfolding in the form of dance. Combining Matmos’ ability to create whimsical and peculiar electronic sound assemblages from everyday objects with Harper’s ability to create lyrical and idiosyncratic movement, (theLID is a hybrid performance event in which movement and sound composition are mutually inspired.

View the Trailer for (theLID

(theLID is a production of Ayman Harper in coproduction with The Forsythe Company and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm supported by Hebbel am Ufer and DiverseWorks, the Artist in Residence program of Tanzlabor_21/ A Tanzplan Deutschland Project, National Performance Network with funding provided by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, and National Performance Network (U.S.)


Date & Time

January 13 & 14, 2012, 7:30 pm


DiverseWorks Theatre
1117 East Freeway
Houston, TX  77002


Ayman Harper



(theLID was selected as one of the top pics of the 2011-2012 Art Season: article by Nancy WoznyCultureMap

“Ayman Harper Returns to Houston with Matmos” – Steven Jansen, Art Attack

“Fill Up Your Dance Card”-Nancy Wozny, Arts+Culture

“Go on an adventure of dance, music with ‘theLID‘ at DiverseWorks ArtSpace this weekend”- Emily Moser, yourwestUnews.com