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Set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Indigo is a spectacular showcase for the strength, speed, and attack of Houston Ballet’s dancers.  The critically acclaimed Indigo was originally choreographed by Stanton Welch in 1999.  The ballet examines the vagaries of romantic relationships as four couples come together, fall in love, fight, and exchange partners.  Reviewing the work at its premiere, Molly Glentzer of the Houston Chronicle wrote, “In the sleek and stunning Indigo, Welch put eight dancers through a warp-speed deconstruction of classical ballet movements, matched to virtually every beat of two cello concertos by Antonio Vivaldi…Indigo fairly crackled with sensuous energy.”  (March 6, 1999).  Houston Ballet has performed Indigo extensively, including on the company’s Russia tour to the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in 2003.

Choreography and costumes by Stanton Welch
Music by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Lighting by Christina R. Giannelli

World Premiere on March 4, 1999, by Houston Ballet in the Brown Theater at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas.








Dancers: Bridgett Zehr and Randy Herrera
Photo: Jim Caldwell

Dancers: Laura Richards and Ian Casady
Photo: Drew Donovan

Dancers: Bridgett Zehr and Ian Casady
Photo: Jim Caldwell