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Morris, Welch & Kylian


Morris, Welch & Kylián

Houston Ballet’s Summer Repertory program features three of the most dynamic and musical choreographers working today: world premieres by Stanton Welch and Mark Morris and an iconic ballet by Jiří Kylián. Welch explores the twelve signs of the zodiac in a new piece set to a commissioned score by distinguished Australian composer Ross Edwards. Building on his popularity with local audiences, preeminent American choreographer Mark Morris returns to create his first commissioned work for Houston Ballet. Jiří Kylián’s Svadebka is his interpretation of an important composition in ballet history, Stravinsky’s Les Noces.

7:30 PM on May 28, 30, June 5 & 6, 2015
2:00 PM on on May 31, June 7, 2015

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Zodiac (World Premiere)

Music: Ross Edwards
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Costume Design: Eduardo Sicangco 
Lighting Design: Lisa J. Pinkham

This new production is made possible through the generosity of Leticia Loya.

The Letter V (World Premiere) 

Music: Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 88 in G major
Choreography: Mark Morris
Costume Design: Maile Okamura
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
Assistant to the Choreographer: Noah Vinson

I Adagio-Allegro
II Largo
III Menuetto: Allegretto
IV Finale. Allegro con Spirito

Svadebka
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Jirí Kylián
Choir: Houston Chamber Choir

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age

This performance lasts approximately two hours and twenty minutes.

There will be two intermissions lasting twenty minutes each.


Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.


SPONSORED BY

Riviana Foods, Inc.

Ballet: Svadebka
Dancers: Artists of Houston Ballet
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar