As unique as each is, technical prowess is essential to the three works in this mixed-repertory program, all originally choreographed for the Houston Ballet dancers. Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo brings wit and humor to the extreme virtuosity that he demands in ONE/end/ONE. Inspired by flocks of birds flying in breathtaking unison, Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration is a deeply spiritual work for nine men and eight female dancers. Closing the program is Stanton Welch’s vivid interpretation of the third act of Paquita, a challenging, Spanish-flavored ballet first performed in 1846.
7:30 PM on September 18, 20, 26, 27, 2014 2:00 PM on September 21, 28, 2014
ONE/end/ONE (2011) Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218 Choreography: Jorma Elo Costume Design: Holly Hynes Lighting Design: Christina R. Giannelli
Murmuration(2012) Music: Ezio Bosso Violin Concerto No. 1 "Esoconcerto" Choreography: Edwaard Liang Costume Design: Edwaard Liang and Laura Lynch Lighting Design: Lisa J. Pinkham
Paquita (1846) Music: Leon Minkus Choreography: Stanton Welch, after Marius Petipa Lighting Design: Lisa J. Pinkham