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BWW Interviews: Internationally Acclaimed Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Talks Houston Ballet's ROMEO AND JULIETBWW Interviews: Internationally Acclaimed Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Talks Houston Ballet's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Katricia Lang - Feb 23, 2015

Houston Ballet continues its Shakespeare series with Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch's premiere of his interpretation of ROMEO AND JULIET, Shakespeare's ever relevant treatise on the perils of vengeance and love, on February 26. The ballet will be set to Sergei Prokofiev's masterful score and will feature sets and costumes by acclaimed Italian designer, Roberta Guidi di Bagno. (more...)

Ten Star Award Winners to be Honored at SCERA's Annual Gala, 2/28Ten Star Award Winners to be Honored at SCERA's Annual Gala, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 10th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Coming to The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 3/11Joffrey Ballet Coming to The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza presents the Joffrey Ballet at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Wednesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOVE LIES BLEEDING Flies High as a Kite, Never Comes Down To EarthBWW Reviews: LOVE LIES BLEEDING Flies High as a Kite, Never Comes Down To Earth
by Katricia Lang - Feb 9, 2015

At one point, I think someone threw underwear on the stage, but I can't verify this, because I'm lying. At any rate, there were more whistles and cheers than applause. That's not customary for a ballet. (more...)

Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in MaySasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear in a joint production with the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic, dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux in Act III of Swan Lake on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As part of their residency, both Ms. De Sola and Mr. Helimets will also be teaching master classes. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS 3/12-22Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS 3/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

From March 12 - 22, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up Modern Masters, a spring mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents UNIQUE VOICES Contemporary Program, 2/11Joffrey Ballet Presents UNIQUE VOICES Contemporary Program, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

On the proverbial heels of its recent record-breaking engagement of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker, The Joffrey Ballet continues its 2014-15 season with “Unique Voices,” a winter program of three contemporary ballets including the U.S. Premiere of Tulle by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, alongside the Chicago Premieres of Canadian choreographer James Kudelka's The Man in Black and Australian choreographer Stanton Welch's Maninyas. These three leading artists, all former Joffrey guest choreographers, return with work in distinctly different styles from what Chicagoans have seen before. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, The Joffrey Ballet presents “Unique Voices” in ten performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway,February11-22, 2015. (more...)

Alberta Ballet to Present LOVE LIES BLEEDING, Featuring Music by Elton John, 1/30Alberta Ballet to Present LOVE LIES BLEEDING, Featuring Music by Elton John, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2014

HOUSTON, TEXAS – From January 30 – February 1, 2015, Houston Ballet presents Alberta Ballet as part of the Cullen Series. One of the missions of the Cullen Series is to introduce the city to exciting contemporary dance makers. Under the artistic direction of Jean Grand-Maître, Alberta Ballet will perform Love Lies Bleeding, a celebration of the music of rock legend Sir Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin. This wild and spectacular work features 14 classic songs, including Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, The King Must Die, and Rocket Man. It explores the trials, victories and sacrifices of achieving super stardom with an unforgettable story of rock and roll, drama, passion and, above all, love. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Welcome Alberta Ballet in 2015Houston Ballet to Welcome Alberta Ballet in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

From January 30 – February 1, 2015, Houston Ballet presents Alberta Ballet as part of the Cullen Series. One of the missions of the Cullen Series is to introduce the city to exciting contemporary dance makers. Under the artistic direction of Jean Grand-Maître, Alberta Ballet will perform Love Lies Bleeding, a celebration of the music of rock legend Sir Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin. This wild and spectacular work features 14 classic songs, including Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, The King Must Die, and Rocket Man. It explores the trials, victories and sacrifices of achieving super stardom with an unforgettable story of rock and roll, drama, passion and, above all, love. (more...)

Alberta Ballet to Bring FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY to UCLA in JanuaryAlberta Ballet to Bring FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY to UCLA in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Alberta Ballet presents Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, choreographed by Jean Grand-Maitre with music by Sarah McLachlan for one night only, January 24, 2015 at Royce Hall, UCLA. (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This WeekendShreveport Metropolitan Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 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 this weekend, December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents JUBLIEE OF DANCE TonightHouston Ballet Presents JUBLIEE OF DANCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance tonight, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE TonightThe Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance tonight, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This year's program will feature the great American ballerina Julie Kent, a principal dancer with New York's American Ballet Theatre, who will make a special guest appearance. Ms. Kent will perform the leading female role in Stanton Welch's Clear (2001), a role she created at the work's premiere in 2001 in New York. Houston Ballet will also pay tribute to beloved first soloist Kelly Myernick, who is retiring after 14 years with the company. The Jubilee of Dance will close the evening with an excerpt of Stanton Welch's high-speed Velocity (2003), a ballet that pays homage to classical conventions in a contemporary manner. The Jubilee of Dance will be held at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Is Sparkling EnchantmentBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Is Sparkling Enchantment
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 1, 2014

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Is Sparkling Enchantment (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE, 12/5The Houston Ballet Presents JUBILEE OF DANCE, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This year's program will feature the great American ballerina Julie Kent, a principal dancer with New York's American Ballet Theatre, who will make a special guest appearance. Ms. Kent will perform the leading female role in Stanton Welch's Clear (2001), a role she created at the work's premiere in 2001 in New York. Houston Ballet will also pay tribute to beloved first soloist Kelly Myernick, who is retiring after 14 years with the company. The Jubilee of Dance will close the evening with an excerpt of Stanton Welch's high-speed Velocity (2003), a ballet that pays homage to classical conventions in a contemporary manner. The Jubilee of Dance will be held at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713 227 2787 or by visiting www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present JUBLIEE OF DANCE, 12/5Houston Ballet to Present JUBLIEE OF DANCE, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Houston Ballet presents its eleventh annual Jubilee of Dance, a special one-night only performance on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

 Houston Ballet Dancers to Make Guest Appearances With The Australian Ballet in LA BAYADÈRE Houston Ballet Dancers to Make Guest Appearances With The Australian Ballet in LA BAYADÈRE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Houston Ballet Principal Dancers Karina Gonzalez and Connor Walsh will travel to Sydney, Australia to perform the leads roles of Nikiya and Solar in Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch's lavish production of La Bayadere with The Australian Ballet on Sunday, November 16; Monday, November 17; and Friday, November 21. (more...)

Houston Ballet Dancers Make Guest Appearances With The Australian BalletHouston Ballet Dancers Make Guest Appearances With The Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Houston Ballet Principal Dancers Karina Gonzalez and Connor Walsh will travel to Sydney, Australia to perform the leads roles of Nikiya and Solar in Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch's lavish production of La Bayadère with The Australian Ballet on Sunday, November 16; Monday, November 17; and Friday, November 21. (more...)

Houston Ballet's 2014 Holiday Season to Debut with THE NUTCRACKERHouston Ballet's 2014 Holiday Season to Debut with THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

HOUSTON, TEXAS - From November 28 - December 28, 2014, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 27 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 35 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...)

GISELLE and LA BAYADERE Set for Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Tour, Kicking Off This WeekendGISELLE and LA BAYADERE Set for Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Tour, Kicking Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 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...)

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