June 10, 2009--Before Houston MET was Houston MET, it was the Delia Stewart Dance Company. And back in 1987, it hired a young, Belgian dancer who would later become known as SLAM.Following his Houston stint, Salim Gauwloos auditioned for Madonna in NYC. "Actually the sexiest thing in Madonna's Blonde Ambition Tour may well be the Belgian dancer Slam, the audience has special eyes for him."- Liz Smith for the Daily News
After working with pop icons such as Aretha Franklin, George Michael & Elton John, Salim returned to his classical roots, and now he's choreographed a new dance piece for Houston MET -- a contemporary ballet inspired by the idea of a world of perfect harmony.
ELEVATED makes its World Premiere on Houston MET's Summer Sampler Program at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Friday, June 12, 8:30pm (FREE). For more on Salim, including photos from his Vogue-ing days, check out his website and his June 10th TFR interview. [Rehearsal photos by Facundo Gabba]