Sir Kenneth MacMillan & Houston Ballet: <em>Mayerling</em> Continues a Storied Relationship
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Sir Kenneth MacMillan & Houston Ballet: Mayerling Continues a Storied Relationship

When Houston Ballet takes the stage next fall for the Houston premiere of Sir Kenneth…

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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season
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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season

Watching a rehearsal of Mayerling I witnessed a company in motion in more ways than…

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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet
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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet

Entering the lobby at Houston Ballet's Center for Dance for Project REACH on balmy Saturday…

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It Happened in Texas: Anna Sokolow at Houston Ballet
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It Happened in Texas: Anna Sokolow at Houston Ballet

I’ve always had a pestering curiosity about Anna Sokolow. A great American choreographer who influenced…

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Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man
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Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man

Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season
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Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season

At first glance, Houston Ballet's 2017/2018 Season can look like a crash course in ballet,…

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Clara’s Big Dream: Houston Ballet’s New Nutcracker
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Clara’s Big Dream: Houston Ballet’s New Nutcracker

Snow, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a gigantic Christmas Tree are three things we all…

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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh <em>Nutcracker</em>
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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh Nutcracker

Houston Ballet is throwing a little holiday get-together, at least that's what it looks like…

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When Worlds Collide: Houston Ballet’s new <em>Giselle</em> overlaps the worldly and the ethereal
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When Worlds Collide: Houston Ballet’s new Giselle overlaps the worldly and the ethereal

In traditional versions of Giselle, the worlds of the living and the dead are separated…

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Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises <em>Giselle</em>
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Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises Giselle

On a sunny May afternoon, I found myself spellbound, watching Houston Ballet principals Yuriko Kajiya…

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They Can Sing Too: Expect Triple Threats at Houston Ballet with <em>West Side Story Suite</em>
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They Can Sing Too: Expect Triple Threats at Houston Ballet with West Side Story Suite

I always expect to be dazzled when I walk into a Houston Ballet rehearsal, but…

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Houston Ballet’s <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> a Visual Feast
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Houston Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty a Visual Feast

The Sleeping Beauty is one of the classical ballet’s most technically difficult yet visually dynamic…

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Becoming Aurora: Houston Ballet’s Sara Webb on <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em>
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Becoming Aurora: Houston Ballet’s Sara Webb on The Sleeping Beauty

A + C editor in chief Nancy Wozny visited with Houston Ballet principal and Dallas…

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A Beauty & A Birthday: Houston Ballet celebrates Ben Stevenson’s 80th with <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em>
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A Beauty & A Birthday: Houston Ballet celebrates Ben Stevenson’s 80th with The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty, the big hit of 19th century czarist ballet, continues to be performed…

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VIDEO:  Houston Ballet Bids Farewell To Ben Stevenson’s <em>The Nutcracker</em>
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VIDEO: Houston Ballet Bids Farewell To Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker

Ever since our “Team Snow or Team Sugar” video, Joel Luks and I have been…

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Summer Success: Houston Ballet Triumphs at Hamburg Ballet Days Festival
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Summer Success: Houston Ballet Triumphs at Hamburg Ballet Days Festival

Houston Ballet's reputation in the Bayou City is solid, as it is in Texas and…

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Choreographic Connections: MacMillan, Bruce and Smith open Houston Ballet’s Fall Season
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Choreographic Connections: MacMillan, Bruce and Smith open Houston Ballet’s Fall Season

The relationship between a dance company and a choreographer is a delicate thing.

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Moving Up: A Conversation with Houston Ballet’s Jared Matthews
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Moving Up: A Conversation with Houston Ballet’s Jared Matthews

Stanton Welch promoted Houston native Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after his…

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The Elements Come to Life in Houston Ballet’s Morris, Welch & Kylián
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The Elements Come to Life in Houston Ballet’s Morris, Welch & Kylián

Houston Ballet touched on all the elements in their final mixed repertory of the season...

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When It Comes To Social Media, Houston Ballet Is #Instasavvy
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When It Comes To Social Media, Houston Ballet Is #Instasavvy

Harper Watters. Photo by Jordan Matter. Social media is transparent, immediate, and it evolves rapidly.…

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Farewell Sweet Prince: Houston Ballet’s Simon Ball Retires
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Farewell Sweet Prince: Houston Ballet’s Simon Ball Retires

Houston Ballet principal Simon Ball takes his final bow as the season draws to a…

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A Stunning Romeo and Juliet at Houston Ballet
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A Stunning Romeo and Juliet at Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet’s new production of Romeo and Juliet is a three-act ballet of striking contrasts.

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Houston Ballet’s “From Houston to the World” Offers Range and Polish
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Houston Ballet’s “From Houston to the World” Offers Range and Polish

In traditional classical ballet, the corps de ballet is, more often than not relegated to…

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Keeping Up With Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch
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Keeping Up With Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch

When a ballet company is run by a leading dancemaker, which is the case in…

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Houston Ballet Soars in John Neumeier’s Otherworldly Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Houston Ballet Soars in a Welch Wonderland
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Houston Ballet Soars in a Welch Wonderland

Houston Ballet celebrated its leader's tenth year at the helm by performing three of his…

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Stage to Page: Wendy Perron Reads at Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance
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Stage to Page: Wendy Perron Reads at Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance

Wendy Perron has led a distinguished life as a writer, editor, choreographer and dancer, which…

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Houston Ballet: The Rite of Spring
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Houston Ballet: The Rite of Spring

Off the Floor: Houston Ballet soars again in a trio of works by Stanton Welch,…

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Houston Ballet’s Made in America
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Houston Ballet’s Made in America

With a promise of cupcakes and the Mayor, a new ballet, a touch of Balanchine…

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Stanton Welch:  Houston Ballet’s Fast and Furious Choreographer
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Stanton Welch: Houston Ballet’s Fast and Furious Choreographer

HOUSTON BALLET’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Stanton Welch wasted no time ascending to world renown as a…

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Re-envisioning A Streetcar Named Desire: The Scottish Ballet stops in SA and Houston
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Re-envisioning A Streetcar Named Desire: The Scottish Ballet stops in SA and Houston

Does the steamy story of Stella, Stanley and Blanche DuBois make compelling dance theater?

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Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston
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Lynn Lane’s Transitory Sound and Movement Collective is Making Shifts in Houston

Wonder Girl: Texas Ballet Theater’s Carolyn Judson on <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>
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Wonder Girl: Texas Ballet Theater’s Carolyn Judson on Alice in Wonderland

Texas is having an Alice boom with Ballet Austin performing Septime Weber’s Alice on May…

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Real Life Love at Dance Salad: Texas Ballet Theater’s Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer
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Real Life Love at Dance Salad: Texas Ballet Theater’s Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer

The fun part of Houston’s Dance Salad Festival, April 13-15, is in the mix of…

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Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Comes To Houston
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Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Comes To Houston

Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company made a strong impression on me when I saw the company…

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Honoring Jerome Robbins’ Iconic Rhapsody For Ballet, <em>West Side Story Suite</em>
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Honoring Jerome Robbins’ Iconic Rhapsody For Ballet, West Side Story Suite

Jerome Robbins famously told American songwriter Irving Berlin, “Give me something to dance about and…

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Tsuru at Asia Society Makes its Mark as an Elegant Chamber Ballet
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Tsuru at Asia Society Makes its Mark as an Elegant Chamber Ballet

Across the Floor & More: Houston Dance Collective Turns One
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Across the Floor & More: Houston Dance Collective Turns One

Never underestimate the power of three determined modern dancers who cherish their morning class.

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Fresh Works & Five Poems: Ben Stevenson Changes Things Up at Texas Ballet Theater
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Music in Houston: Playing Well Together
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Music in Houston: Playing Well Together

If you are worried about classical music dying off, chances are good that you are…

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