In its winter repertory program, Houston Ballet introduces three masterpieces into the company’s repertory in a thrilling evening of dance. Dyad 1929 is the first work by the celebrated British, Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor to be performed by Houston Ballet. Set to Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet and dedicated to the memory of modern dance legend Merce Cunningham, the work showcases Mr. McGregor’s trademark style of dynamic contrasts and intensely physical partnering. West Side Story electrified audiences when it premiered on Broadway in 1957, and this collection of dances and songs from that landmark production exemplifies the electricity, vitality and dramatic poignancy of this quintessentially American work. Jiří Kylián’s Wings of Wax is a visually arresting work in which eight dancers perform to haunting pieces of music by four great composers, with their encounters unfolding underneath the canopy of a giant tree.
At 7:30 pm on March 10, 12, 18, 19, 2016
At 2:00 pm on March 13, 19, 20, 2016
DYAD 1929 - 2009 (Houston Ballet Premiere)
Music- Steve Reich Double Sextet By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, publisher and copyright owner Choreographer- Wayne McGregor Set Design- Wayne McGregor and Lucy Carter Costume Design- Moritz Junge Lighting Design- Lucy Carter Lighting Recreated- Simon Bennison Staged by- Antoine Vereecken Ballet Master- Barbara Bears
WINGS OF WAX (1997) (Houston Ballet Premiere)
Music- Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, John Cage, Philip Glass, Johann Sebastian Bach Choreographer- Jiri Kylian Costume Design- Joke Visser Set Designe and Original Lighting Design- Michael Simon Lighting Re-Design and Technical Supervision- Kees Tjebbes Staged by- Brigitte Martin Ballet Master- Louise Lester
WEST SIDE STORY SUITE (1995) (Houston Ballet Premiere)
Music- Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, publisher and copyright owner Choreographer- Jerome Robbins Co-Choreographed- Peter Gennaro Costume Design- Irene Sharaff Scenic Design- Oliver Smith Scenic Supervision- Rosaria Sinisi Lighting Design- Jennifer Tipton Lighting Re-created- Perry Silvey Staged by- Jean-Pierre Frohlich and Jenifer Ringer Fayette Vocal Coaching- Joan Barber Ballet Master: Steven Woodgate Jack Beetle, tenor; Alicia Gianni, soprano; Chelsea McCurdy Sarratt, soprano; Kristin Warren, soprano; Danica Johnston, soprano
This performance lasts approximately two hours and fifteen minutes. There will be two intermissions lasting twenty minutes each.
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Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street