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BWW Interviews: Jessica Collado Talks MORRIS, WELCH & KYLIÁNBWW Interviews: Jessica Collado Talks MORRIS, WELCH & KYLIÁN
by Katricia Lang - May 21, 2015

An Aries is willful and stubborn, Libras live in pursuit of justice, and great thinkers and philosophers are Sagittarii. In ZODIAC, Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch explores the color and emotion of each zodiac sign. The world premiere of ZODIAC is part of Houston Ballet's mixed repertory program MORRIS, WELCH & KYLIAN which also includes SVADEBKA by Jiri Kylian and Mark Morris's THE LETTER V. (more...)

Ballet NY's July 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere, Works by Butler, Forsythe & MoreBallet NY's July 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere, Works by Butler, Forsythe & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Ballet NY will present the world premiere of What Ever, choreographed by Medhi Bahiri, as well as works by John Butler, William Forsythe and Stanton Welch, July 9 - 11 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

From May 28 - June 7, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program titled Morris, Welch & Kylian featuring three of today's most dynamic and musical choreographers. A world premiere of The Letter V by acclaimed American choreographer Mark Morris, the world premiere of Stanton Welch's Zodiac and the revival of Ji?i Kylian's iconic Svadebka make this program a must-see for all ballet lovers. Zodiac is made possible through the generosity of Leticia Loya. Houston Ballet will give six performances of Morris, Welch & Kylian 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...)

Houston Ballet to Perform LA BAYADERE in Canada, April 30-May 9Houston Ballet to Perform LA BAYADERE in Canada, April 30-May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

April 30-May 9, 2015, Houston Ballet returns to Canada to perform Artistic Director Stanton Welch's acclaimed staging of La Bayadere ("The Temple Dancer"). (more...)

High Schools Across Houston Join to Celebrate Excellence in Musical Theatre At 2015 TOMMY TUNE AWARDS - All The Winners!High Schools Across Houston Join to Celebrate Excellence in Musical Theatre At 2015 TOMMY TUNE AWARDS - All The Winners!
by Dylan Siegman - Apr 23, 2015

While the sky may have been a little cloudy, the stars were shining bright at The Hobby Center as Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) celebrated the 13th Annual Tommy Tune Awards showcasing Houston's extraordinary and remarkable high school musical theatre talent. Sarofim Hall was practically filled to the brim, with over 400+ students, their directors and choreographers, and parents and friends. The nerves and excitement could hardly be ignored, as everyone sat in anticipation for the show to start. As Caroline Timm, Assistant Manager of PR & Marketing put it, 'this show is like the Tonys for these kids.' As the lights went down, the entire room burst out in applause and cheers, which would stop only momentarily throughout the night. (more...)

2015 Tommy Tune Award Winners Announced; Alec Michael Ryan and Audrey McKee Headed to the Jimmy Awards2015 Tommy Tune Award Winners Announced; Alec Michael Ryan and Audrey McKee Headed to the Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The 2015 Tommy Tune Awards winners have been announced! To a crowd of over 2,600 people, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) declared the winners of the 13th annual Tommy Tune Awards on April 21 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1Frances Chung & Tiit Helimets Set for Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's SWAN LAKE ACT III, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

FRANCES CHUNG and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Allen Civic Ballet/Allen Philharmonic's joint production of Swan Lake Act III on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will be dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux as part of this production. Ms. Chung and Mr. Helimets will also teach master classes prior to this performance. (more...)

Deborah Duncan and Jim Bernhard to Co-Host TUTS' 2015 Tommy Tune Awards; Nominees Announced!Deborah Duncan and Jim Bernhard to Co-Host TUTS' 2015 Tommy Tune Awards; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is pleased to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 13th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Proves World-Class Status With MODERN MASTERSBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Proves World-Class Status With MODERN MASTERS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Mar 16, 2015

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Proves Excellence With MODERN MASTERS (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Spectacular ROMEO AND JULIET PleasesBWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Spectacular ROMEO AND JULIET Pleases
by Katricia Lang - Mar 2, 2015

Three years and millions of dollars in the making, Stanton Welch's take on ROMEO AND JULIET is magnificent. This is not empty praise for the Houston Ballet's artistic director. Plot complexities aside, ROMEO AND JULIET is a simple story: two teens are in love in a world where their love is impossible. And for all of the spectacle, Welch trusts this simple story. (more...)

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...)

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