Stanton Welch News

Houston Ballet To Tour To Ludwigshafen And Bonn GermanyHouston Ballet To Tour To Ludwigshafen And Bonn Germany
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Houston Ballet announces a tour to Ludwigshafen and Bonn, Germany. From April 3-13, 2017, Houston Ballet will perform three works by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM: Maninyas (1996), Velocity (2003), and Tapestry (2012). Audiences will have the opportunity to see three works by Mr. Welch that have cemented him as one of the most innovative and in-demand choreographers in the world. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Cirque du Soleil's OVO and More!BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Cirque du Soleil's OVO and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

Houston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado To Principal DancerHouston Ballet Promotes Jessica Collado To Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Houston Ballet is proud to announce that Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM has promoted Jessica Collado to Principal dancer. Formally a First-Soloist, Ms. Collado was promoted on the evening of March 10, 2017 after starring in Stanton Welch's production of Cinderella in the title role. (more...)

Houston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGYHouston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites. Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge showcases Houston Ballet's strong male lineup and proves unequivocally why he is Holland's most famous choreographer. Ji?i Kylian created Stepping Stones during a visit to Australia as a reflection on man's desire to preserve his heritage. Justin Peck joins Houston Ballet's repertoire with Year of the Rabbit, a ballet that showcases the corps de ballet. (more...)

BWW Review: HOUSTON BALLET Resets CINDERELLA at Wortham Theater CenterBWW Review: HOUSTON BALLET Resets CINDERELLA at Wortham Theater Center
by Gary Laird - Mar 6, 2017

In this retelling of the beloved fairy tale, pretty much everything is thrown out the window for a darker, edgier story of an independent woman fighting against her circumstances for a chance at a better life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Houston Ballet Performs the Beloved Retelling of CINDERELLAPhoto Flash: Houston Ballet Performs the Beloved Retelling of CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

From March 2-12, Houston Ballet presents Stanton Welch's staging of Cinderella, which was originally created for The Australian Ballet in 1997. A fresh new take on the familiar tale, Cinderella features lavish scenery and spectacular costumes by the late New Zealand designer, Kristian Fredrickson. (more...)

Houston Ballet II Will Travel to Cannes for International Meeting of Junior BalletsHouston Ballet II Will Travel to Cannes for International Meeting of Junior Ballets
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Houston Ballet II, the second company of Houston Ballet, has been invited to participate in the Cannes International Meeting of Junior Ballets in Cannes, France. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's DayFestival Ballet Providence to Present Revamped ROMEO & JULIET Over Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Over this Valentine's Day weekend, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) will present the world premiere of Romeo & Juliet, arguably Shakespeare's most famous play and one of the most performed and adapted works of all time. (more...)

Smuin Brings Vibrant DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and CarmelSmuin Brings Vibrant DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Smuin, having completed a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet that was hailed by critics as "sheer joy" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "delectable" (The Mercury News), returns in March with Dance Series 01.  (more...)

Smuin to Bring Effervescent DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and CarmelSmuin to Bring Effervescent DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Smuin, currently completing a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet, hailed by critics as 'Sheer joy' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'Delectable' (The Mercury News) returns in March with Dance Series 01. (more...)

BWW Interview: Houston Ballet's Ian Casady Shares His Favorite Things!BWW Interview: Houston Ballet's Ian Casady Shares His Favorite Things!
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 15, 2016

BWW Interview: Principal Dancer Ian Casady Shares His Favorite Things (more...)

Photo Flash: The Houston Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKERPhoto Flash: The Houston Ballet Presents THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Snowflakes. Sword fights. Dancing dolls. And a Christmas tree that reaches the sky. Stanton Welch's opulent new production promises everything you love about THE NUTCRACKER, brighter and more splendid than ever. (more...)

Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)


by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 28, 2016

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BWW Review: Houston Ballet World Premiere of Stanton Welch's THE NUTCRACKER Is a World-Class SpectacleBWW Review: Houston Ballet World Premiere of Stanton Welch's THE NUTCRACKER Is a World-Class Spectacle
by Gary Laird - Nov 27, 2016

As re-imagined by Artistic Director Stanton Welch, the holiday classic pulses with new life and over-the-top theatrics reminiscent of 19th century production at its peak, but brought into the 21st by cutting-edge technology. (more...)

Ilya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKERIlya Kozadayev Will Appear as Guest Artist in Etudes de Ballet's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Golden Gate High School Auditorium in Naples, Florida. (more...)

The Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHEThe Music Center to Launch 2016-17 Dance Season with CELEBRATE FORSYTHE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, launches its 2016-17 dance season today, October 21, 2016, with Celebrate Forsythe, a 'dance first' and special salute to the acclaimed choreographer, William Forsythe. (more...)

Alley Theatre Hosts SHAKESPEARE@400; Previews Begin Tonight!Alley Theatre Hosts SHAKESPEARE@400; Previews Begin Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

This month, the Alley Theatre hosts Shakespeare@400, a variety of educational and patron-engaging events, centered around the Alley's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream beginning previews October 7, and opening October 12.  (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Ballet Showcases Sumptuous MADAME BUTTERFLY and Spare SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONYBWW Review: Houston Ballet Showcases Sumptuous MADAME BUTTERFLY and Spare SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Sep 29, 2016

The current offering from the Houston Ballet, MADAME BUTTERFLY with SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY, is a study of contrasts - economy and luxury. (more...)

BWW Preview: Principal Dancer Yuriko Kajiya On Playing Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLYBWW Preview: Principal Dancer Yuriko Kajiya On Playing Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Katricia Lang - Sep 21, 2016

Houston Ballet principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya performs the part of Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLY for the first time this Saturday, but she isn't daunted by playing the lead in one of Stanton Welch's signature pieces. She's excited. (more...)

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