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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Substance & Spunk: Women Triumph in Life and Love in Stanton Welch’s <em>Cinderella</em>
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Substance & Spunk: Women Triumph in Life and Love in Stanton Welch’s Cinderella

Stanton Welch prefers strong heroines. So it's no wonder that his Cinderella knows her own…

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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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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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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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Speed, Skeletons & Flying Dancers
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Speed, Skeletons & Flying Dancers

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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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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New Voices + Cherished Classics
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Love Stories
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Love Stories

Farewells and Frenzy
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Farewells and Frenzy

7 Things You Should Know About Ballet in Texas for October
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7 Things You Should Know About Ballet in Texas for October

After a successful season opener with John Neumeier's enchanting A Midsummer Night's Dream

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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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Whimsy, Wonder and a Whirlwind
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Whimsy, Wonder and a Whirlwind

Houston Ballet's From Houston to the World, Sept. 18-28, offers three ballets created right here…

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Houston Ballet Soars in John Neumeier’s Otherworldly Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Words to Motion
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Words to Motion

John Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Launches Houston Ballet’s Season

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Top Ten September Dance Shows in Texas
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Top Ten September Dance Shows in Texas

Imagine a road trip across the great Lone Star State just to see dance. Are…

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Five Things you Need to Know About Ballet in Texas Right Now
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Five Things you Need to Know About Ballet in Texas Right Now

The big news at Houston Ballet is the addition of two new first soloists, Jared…

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Trey McIntyre’s Queen-Size Farewell & other Texas Sightings at Jacob’s Pillow
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Trey McIntyre’s Queen-Size Farewell & other Texas Sightings at Jacob’s Pillow

My annual trek to the nation's great dance mecca, Jacob's Pillow, is never without a…

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Performania
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Performania

It feels a tiny bit like Christmas when I see those shiny words, “2014/2015 season”…

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Two Swans & a Beauty
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Two Swans & a Beauty

Texas Ballet companies conclude their seasons with vintage warhorses: Swan Lake, at Texas Ballet Theater,…

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A Swan Returns
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A Swan Returns

When I witnessed Samantha Lynch catapulting across the stage at Houston Ballet in Jiri Kylián’s…

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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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Shakespeare En Pointe
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Shakespeare En Pointe

In celebration of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Houston Ballet has anchored their new season with three…

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Magic and Mayhem Come Together in Aladdin
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Magic and Mayhem Come Together in Aladdin

A magic lantern, a flying carpet, an evil monster, love at first sight and a…

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Performania
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Performania

Milestones & Momentum
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Milestones & Momentum

Houston Ballet has been on a roll for some time now, but considering recent events,…

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10 Moving Moments of 2013 on Houston’s Dance & Theater Stages
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10 Moving Moments of 2013 on Houston’s Dance & Theater Stages

Every year, I resist the list, and then cave with some kind of listicle of…

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Artifacts:  November 2013
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Artifacts: November 2013

Houston Ballet's Ian Casady and Jessica Collado in Stanton Welch's Sons deL'âme a new work…

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Performania
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Performania

I've written more Nutcracker stories than should be allowed. Dance writers should have a quota.…

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A Decade of Dance
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A Decade of Dance

With the 2013-14 season, Stanton Welch moves into his 10th year as artistic director of…

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Artifacts:  September 2013
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Artifacts: September 2013

Houston artist Robert Pruitt and FotoFest International founders Wendy Watriss and Frederick Baldwin will be…

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Beyond the (Arts) Writer: Nancy Wozny
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Beyond the (Arts) Writer: Nancy Wozny

A+C has a pretty eclectic and busy bunch of writers. They’re musicians and curators, architects…

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