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Houston Ballet to Screen HOUSTON BALLET: BREAKING BOUNDARIES, 2/10

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Houston Ballet to Screen HOUSTON BALLET: BREAKING BOUNDARIES, 2/10

Due to popular demand, Houston Ballet has added another screening of the acclaimed new documentary Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries on Monday, February 10 at 6:00 pm at Houston Ballet Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street, 77002. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance by calling Houston Ballet's box office at 713 227 2787, Monday - Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.

The documentary premiered to sold-out audiences in November 2013 at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Inspiration, determination, diplomatic struggles and color-blind casting: the story of Houston Ballet is a fascinating tale. And director John Carrithers created a stellar 90-minute documentary featuring many of Houston Ballet's greatest stars and interviews with four of the company's five artistic directors that captured the company's rich five-decade history.

Inspiration, determination, diplomatic struggles and color-blind casting: the story of Houston Ballet is a fascinating tale. Join us for an encore screening of Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries, a documentary chronicling the history of the company over five decades that premiered to sold-out theaters in November as part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.

Featuring interviews with star dancers Debbie Allen, Carlos Acosta, Li Cunxin and Janie Parker, and four of Houston Ballet's five artistic directors, the film traces the rise of Houston Ballet from the dream of a few influential Houstonians to a company of international acclaim.

The director of the documentary is John Carrithers of Carrithers Studio, a Houston-based filmmaker who served as director of photography on several recent feature documentary projects, including Mothers At War, a film about women combat veterans; 38 Pieces, a documentary about the Byzantine Frescoes rescued by Dominique de Menil, directed by Susan and Francois de Menil; and Relocation Arkansas, a chronicle of Japanese Americans growing up in an internment camp in Arkansas during World War II.

Read the Culturemap feature article on Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries.


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