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The Houston Ballet's Academy Presents the 2014 SPRING SHOWCASE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Tonight, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m., Houston Ballet II and the entire school will present its 2014 Spring Showcase in the Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. (more...)

Paola Hartley & Astrit Zejnati Sign On as Faculty Members for Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive, 7/28-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Paola Hartley and Astrit Zejnati, principal dancers of Ballet Arizona, will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from July 28-August 1, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

The Houston Ballet's Academy Presents the 2014 SPRING SHOWCASE, 4/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

On Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m., Houston Ballet II and the entire school will present its 2014 Spring Showcase in the Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling 713 227 ARTS (713 227 2787) or online at www.houstonballet.org. All proceeds raised by the performances will benefit Houston Ballet Academy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA is Captivating
by David Clarke - Mar 07, 2014

In celebration of Stanton Welch's tenth anniversary as Artistic Director at Houston Ballet, the company is presenting a mixed repertory program that showcases his work as a choreographer. Across the three acts, audiences are treated to stunningly beautiful stage pictures, fascinating movement, and breathtaking feats of agility and poise. With their THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA program, Houston Ballet splendidly illustrates why Houston is truly to lucky to have Stanton Welch in our city. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Colorado Ballet Presents an Enchanting Performance in the Classic Fairy tale, CINDERELLA!
by Michael Mulhern - Feb 24, 2014

When you are dealing with one of the most beloved children's love stories of all time, there is a delicate balance between the story and the dance. (more...)

Ginger Thatcher and Phillip Broomhead Set for Faculty at Goh Ballet Academy's Summer Program in Vancouver, 7/7-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

GINGER THATCHER, former principal dancer of the Cleveland Ballet and former soloist of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD, former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet and the Houston Ballet, will members of the faculty for the Goh Ballet Academy's Summer Program in Vancouver, Canada from July 7-August 9, 2014. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem to Perform at Bass Hall, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes acclaimed dance ensemble Dance Theatre of Harlem to Bass Performance Hall on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 and are on sale NOW! (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Rings in Holiday Season
by David Clarke - Nov 30, 2013

Since its Houston premiere in 1987, THE NUTCRACKER with choreography by Ben Stevenson has been one of Houston's favorite and most cherished ways to kick off the holiday season. Since it first opened 26 years ago, the gorgeous and spectacle filled holiday treat has been seen by over 1,000,000 people. The dazzling production always delights audiences and is, as the Houston Ballet puts it, 'the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance. Tchaikovsky's magical score, Desmond Heeley's fairy-tale scenery, and Ben Stevenson's vibrantly theatrical staging combine to create one of the most visually stunning productions of THE NUTCRACKER in the world today.' (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Kicks Off the Holiday Season, Now thru 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

HOUSTON, TEXAS - From November 29 - December 29, 2013, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 26 years ago. The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Young and old alike will experience the many special effects, including the Christmas tree which 'grows' to 40 feet, 200 pounds of 'snow' falling during the snow scene, and the firing of cannon onstage. Houston Ballet will give 34 performances of The Nutcracker, to a live orchestra, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-227-2787 or logging on to www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

Museum of Fine Arts Houston to Present Encore Screening of BREAKING BOUNDARIES, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

On Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the 2013 Houston Cinema Arts Festival will present the world premiere of a new documentary on the rich five-decade history of Houston Ballet - Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries - at 4:00 p.m. An encore screening of the film will be held at Sundance Cinemas on Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:45 p.m. Both screenings are free and open to the public. No advance tickets will be issued. Attendees should arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the screening for the best chance of being seated. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents BREAKING BOUNDARIES at HCAF Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Houston's troupe presents Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries which premiered at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival (HCAF). at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with a second screening as part of Spotlight on Houston today Nov. 11 at 6:45 p.m. at Sundance Cinemas. (more...)

HOUSTON BALLET: BREAKING BOUNDARIES Premieres at Houston Cinema Arts Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

Today, Nov. 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the 2013 Houston Cinema Arts Festival will present the world premiere of a new documentary on the rich five-decade history of Houston Ballet - Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries - at 4:00 p.m. An encore screening of the film will be held at Sundance Cinemas on Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:45 p.m. Both screenings are free and open to the public. No advance tickets will be issued. Attendees should arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the screening for the best chance of being seated. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents BREAKING BOUNDARIES, Premiering at the HCAF, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

The documentary chronicles the history of the internationally acclaimed Houston Ballet, from the early impact of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the 1930s and 40s in inculcating a love of dance among Houstonians, to the determination and perseverance of a handful of Houston's founding families, to the Houston Ballet's place today as the fourth largest ballet company in America with a facility unmatched in the United States. (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER to Open 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

From November 29 - December 29, 2013, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 26 years ago. The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Young and old alike will experience the many special effects, including the Christmas tree which "grows" to 40 feet, 200 pounds of "snow" falling during the snow scene, and the firing of cannon onstage. Houston Ballet will give 34 performances of The Nutcracker, to a live orchestra, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-227-2787 or logging on to www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Kicks Off the Holiday Season, 11/29-12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

HOUSTON, TEXAS - From November 29 - December 29, 2013, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 26 years ago. The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Young and old alike will experience the many special effects, including the Christmas tree which "grows" to 40 feet, 200 pounds of "snow" falling during the snow scene, and the firing of cannon onstage. Houston Ballet will give 34 performances of The Nutcracker, to a live orchestra, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-227-2787 or logging on to www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

Houston Ballet Kicks Off 2013-14 Touring Season in NYC, Chicago, Paris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced touring plans for both the professional company and Houston Ballet II, the second company, for the 2013-2014 season today. During Mr. Welch's tenth anniversary as artistic director, touring engagements will take Houston Ballet to New York City, Paris, Montreal, and Chicago. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Return to Joyce Theater, 10/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to welcome back onto its stage Houston Ballet, following a successful debut two years ago, from October 22 - 27. This engagement will feature a program designed to showcase the company's contemporary repertoire with works by Stanton Welch (the company's acclaimed artistic director), Mark Morris, Ben Stevenson and Hans van Manen. Tickets range in price from $10-$59 ($26 - $44 for Joyce Members) and are available through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket price is subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces Promotions and Additions to Company for 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced plans today for the company's 2013-2014 season, including eight promotions and additions of several new dancers. Houston Ballet's roster now stands at 53 dancers. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces Promotions and Additions to 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced plans today for the company's 2013-2014 season, including eight promotions and additions of several new dancers. Houston Ballet's roster now stands at 53 dancers. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces 2013-14 Touring Season in NYC, Chicago, Paris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced touring plans for both the professional company and Houston Ballet II, the second company, for the 2013-2014 season today. During Mr. Welch's tenth anniversary as artistic director, touring engagements will take Houston Ballet to New York City, Paris, Montreal, and Chicago. (more...)

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