HOUSTON BALLET 2014-15 SEASON DANCE TALKS
Join Houston Ballet for its free Dance Talks lecture series to learn more about the works on Houston Ballet's stage and the artists behind the works.
Unless otherwise noted below, all Dance Talks are held at Houston Ballet Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street in downtown Houston, 77002.
For more information on Dance Talks, please contact Education and Outreach Manager Chase Cobb at CCobb@houstonballet.org
Friday, March 13th, 2015 - 6pm
August Bournonville – Celebrated Danish Coach Johnny Eliasen leads Academy Students in a Demonstration of the Style
Celebrated Danish ballet teacher Johnny Eliassen will coach Houston Ballet Academy upper division students in a demonstration of the Bournonville style. Principal dancer Simon Ball will moderate the demonstration and discuss with Mr. Eliassen how this style is distinct from others and August Bournonville’s specific contribution to classical ballet. Houston Ballet will present Harald Lander’s Etudes, which is considered an homage to the Bournonville tradition, as part of the Modern Masters program March 12 - 22.
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - 6pm
Preview of a World Premiere with choreographer Mark Morris
Join us for a lively conversation between two of the most important voices in 21st century dance, Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch and Mark Morris, who is creating a world premiere for Houston Ballet. Mr. Morris is an award winning choreographer who has created more than 140 works for his own company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and dozens of ballets for companies across the country. Company dancers will present excerpts of his new ballet. Mr. Morris’ world premiere will be presented as part of the Morris, Welch & Kylian program May 28 - June 7.
Tuesday, June 2nd , 2015 - 6pm
Looking Back on the Bard: Join a panel of leading dancers as they discuss their roles in all three Shakespeare ballets from the season
We come full circle for our last Dance Talk of the season as a panel of leading dancers look back over the season’s diverse group of Shakespeare ballets. They will discuss the characters, choreography and the process of bringing the ballets from studio to stage. Houston Ballet closes its 2014-2015 season with John Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew June 11 - 21.
Mark your calendars for Houston Ballet’s upcoming 2015-2016 Dance Talks.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7:00pm