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From Houston to the World

From Houston to the World

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

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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

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age.


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

Ballet: Paquita
Dancer: Aaron Robison
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar