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Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Manhattan Youth Ballet and mmac Announce New Faculty MembersManhattan Youth Ballet and mmac Announce New Faculty Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announce new faculty members for the fall 2014 semester: Garielle Whittle, Flavio Salazar, Martin Harvey, and Gennadi Saveliev. (more...)

World Ballet Day LIVE Streams 20 Hours of Nonstop Ballet - Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet & More!World Ballet Day LIVE Streams 20 Hours of Nonstop Ballet - Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The inaugural World Ballet Day LIVE on Wednesday 1 October 2014 highlighted an enormous global love of ballet as audiences joined to watch the live online stream, engaging across social media channels in unprecedented numbers. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Houston Ballet's Lauren Strongin Talks FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLDBWW Interviews: Houston Ballet's Lauren Strongin Talks FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD
by Katricia Lang - Sep 26, 2014

In this Broadway World interview, I have a very serious conversation with Lauren Strongin, soloist for the Houston Ballet. Really folks, I just could not think of one joke. But, this interview doesn't need my comedy. Lauren and I discussed FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD, in which she dances in all four pieces, overcoming injury, and making the move from Sarasota, Florida to Houston, Texas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Transcends in FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLDBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Transcends in FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 22, 2014

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet is Transcendent in FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD (more...)

GISELLE and LA BAYADERE Set for Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Tour, Kicking Off 11/1GISELLE and LA BAYADERE Set for Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Tour, Kicking Off 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced touring plans for both Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet II, the second company featuring exciting young dancers from around the globe launching their careers, for the 2014-2015 season today. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Dreamy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Dreamy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Katricia Lang - Sep 19, 2014

Toto, we're not in Athens anymore. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents 'From Houston To The World' (September 18 – 28)Houston Ballet Presents 'From Houston To The World' (September 18 – 28)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

From September 18-28, 2014, Houston Ballet offers up its fall mixed repertory program titled From Houston to the World with ballets choreographed for Houston Ballet dancers. Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo brings wit and humor to the extreme virtuosity that he demands in ONE/end/ONE. Edwaard Liang's deeply spiritual ballet Murmuration also returns. Closing the program is Stanton Welch's vivid and exciting interpretation of the third act of Paquita, showcasing a breathtaking display of technique and classical skill. Houston Ballet will give six performances of From Houston to the World at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets start at $20, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org, or by calling 713 227 2787. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sara Webb Talks Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Interview: Sara Webb Talks Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Katricia Lang - Sep 5, 2014

Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, choreographed by John Neumeier, is a mix of neo-classical ballet, classical ballet, and the bard's timeless tale. In this interview, BWW had the pleasure of talking to Sara Webb, principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and Hippolyta and Hermia in this classic romantic comedy. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company MembersThe Kansas City Ballet Announces New Artistic Staff and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of three new members of the artistic staff: Grace Holmes as the new Director of Kansas City Ballet School, Kristi Capps as the new Ballet Master and Anthony Krutzkamp as newly created position of Manager of KCB II. Carney also announced eleven new members of the Company, increasing the Company from 28 to 29 members for the 2014-2015 season. He also announced the appointment of four new KCB II dancers, which stands at six members. Carney also announced the creation of a Trainee Program with five students, two selected from Kansas City Ballet School. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to CompanyJoffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014) – Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2014-2015 season: Artur Babajanyan (Armenia), Edson Barbosa (Brazil) and Brooke Linford, a former Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee (Alpine, Utah). The three new dancers officially began rehearsing with the company July 21. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Launch 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/4-14Houston Ballet to Launch 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's visually stunning three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces New Company Members for 2014-15 SeasonHouston Ballet Announces New Company Members for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Houston Ballet announced that eight new dancers will join the company for its 2014-15 season, including five dancers who are graduates of Houston Ballet Academy. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut, Aug. 28Stanton Welch's La Bayadère Makes Australian Debut, Aug. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

One of Bollywood's brightest stars, Australian born Pallavi Sharda will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to the opening night of Stanton Welch's La Bayadère when she joins Melbourne's glitterati for its Australian première this August. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and MoreThe Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

April 26, 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. In honor of this milestone in world culture, Houston Ballet will present dance interpretations of great Shakespearean works by choreographers from three continents: a lavish new production of Romeo and Juliet by Stanton Welch; the company premiere of John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a revival of John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's SWAN LAKE is BeautifulBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's SWAN LAKE is Beautiful
by David Clarke - Jun 9, 2014

Houston Ballet is closing their 2013-2014 season with a gorgeous revival of Stanton Welch's SWAN LAKE. Settling in for the lengthy production, I could barely contain my excitement. Impressed as I was by the show, I discovered that Darren Aronosky's Black Swan left me with expectations for the ballet that were not delivered. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Houston!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Houston!
by David Clarke & Kristina Nungaray - Jun 3, 2014

Living in Houston and covering Houston's illustrious theatre scene thoroughly spoils us. However, we are always more than happy to share the wealth and talk about what is happening all over town. This summer, we are thrilled that Houston's theatre community is embracing women and giving Houston audiences the chance to see a plethora of shows featuring strong female characters and fascinating female leads. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sara Webb Talks Houston Ballet's SWAN LAKEBWW Interviews: Sara Webb Talks Houston Ballet's SWAN LAKE
by Kristina Nungaray - Jun 2, 2014

Summer is upon us, and Houston Ballet is helping Houstonians beat the heat by presenting the idyllic classic SWAN LAKE. Featuring choreography by Stanton Welch, this version of SWAN LAKE first premiered in 2006 and this production marks the third time that Houston Ballet dances this crowd-pleasing version. In anticipation of Thursday's opening night, I recently chatted with Sara Webb about SWAN LAKE and dancing the iconic dual roles of the White and Black Swans. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE, 6/5-15Houston Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE, 6/5-15
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

From June 15-15, 2014, Houston Ballet will cap its 2013-14 season with Stanton Welch's vibrantly theatrical staging of Swan Lake, which he created for Houston Ballet in 2006. Set to the hauntingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, Swan Lake tells the classic tale of Odette - a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight - and the prince who swears his enduring love for her. It's good and evil in black and white, danced on rich and spectacular sets by the late, great New Zealand designer Kristian Fredrikson. Houston Ballet will give nine performances of Swan Lake at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. (more...)

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