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2011/2012 Season Announcement

FOR RELEASE JANUARY 23, 2011
CONTACT: SHAUNA TYSOR
713 535 3226
KIM ESPINOSA
713 535 3224
pr@houstonballet.org

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON

World Premieres by Stanton Welch in March 2012
and Nicolo Fonte in May 2012 Highlight Season

Company Premiere of Mark Morris's Drink to Me Only with
Thine Eyes
in May 2012

Ai-Gul Gaisina Stages New Production of Giselle in September 2011

Classics Return to the Stage: Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, George Balanchine's Theme and Variations, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth, and Jerome Robbins's In the Night

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch has announced the company’s 2011-2012 season.  Four new works enter Houston Ballet’s repertoire, including world premieres by Stanton Welch in March 2012 and Nicolo Fonte in May 2012, company premiere of Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, as well as a new staging of Giselle by the Kirov-trained dancer Ai-Gul Gaisina in September 2011.

“The 2011-2012 season is very exciting. We have reached a milestone in Houston Ballet’s history, and we will be ushering in a new era with our move into the Center for Dance in the spring of 2011,” comments Mr. Welch.  “We have three of the most famous, beautiful, and moving story ballets – Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and Giselle.  Our orchestra will also play two great scores by Prokofiev in Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet, which makes for exciting performances musically as well.”   

In a move designed to propel Houston Ballet to the next phase of its development, the company broke ground on July 15, 2009 on the Center for Dance, a new 115,000 square-foot facility located in downtown Houston. The $48 million building’s grand opening will be April 9, 2011. The six-story building will boast nine dance studios, a dance laboratory for presentations as well as rehearsals, and artistic, administrative and support facilities for Houston Ballet and its academy.  The new facility will more than double the space that Houston Ballet has at its current home, and become the largest professional dance company facility in the United States.