"Welch doesn't just go for a simple line or style, but embellishes his steps, adding challenging but delightful twists..." –The Dancing Times of London
Houston Ballet honors artistic director Stanton Welch's 10th anniversary season with a mixed repertory program spotlighting his remarkable choreographic breadth - as well as the depth of talent of the dancers. Centerpiece of the evening is the world premiere of Welch's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Set on Houston Ballet to Benjamin Britten's iconic work of the same title, this huge, collaborative piece features the entire company and the talented musicians of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Also on the program is Welch's Maninyas and the Houston premiere of one of his earliest works, Of Blessed Memory, a tribute to his mother, Australian dancer Marilyn Jones, O.B.E.
7:30 PM on March 6, 8, 14, 15, 2014 2:00 PM on March 9, 16, 2014
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (World Premiere) Music: Benjamin Britten Choreography: Stanton Welch Costumes: Holly Hynes Lighting: Lisa Pinkham Guest Artist: Jaston Williams
Of Blessed Memory (Houston Ballet Premiere, 1991) Music: Joseph Canteloube (Chants d'Auvergne) Choreography: Stanton Welch Costume Design: Stanton Welch, realized by Laura Lynch Lighting: Lisa Pinkham
Maninyas (1996) Music by Ross Edwards (Maninyas Concerto for Violin and Orchestra) Choreography: Stanton Welch Scenic and Costume Design: Stanton Welch Lighting Design: Lisa Pinkham