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Modern Masters 2015

Houston Ballet's From Houston to the WorldModern Masters

"…tests the character and caliber of the company performing it." - DanceViewTimes on Etudes

From the rapid precision of George Balanchine’s Ballo Della Regina to the poignant story telling of Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat to the pure bravado and demanding technicality of Harald Lander’s Etudes, this is dance at its best. Houston Ballet’s Spring Repertory program serves up three of the world’s most respected choreographers and three distinct flavors of dance. There’s something for every palate – sweet, savory and spicy – and a production for every taste. It all adds up to one very satisfying menu by three masters of modern ballet.

7:30 PM on March 12,14, 20, 21, 2015
2:00 PM on March 15, 22, 2015

BALLO DELLA REGINA (1978)
Music: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), from the opera Don Carlos
Choreography: George Balanchine (1904-1983)
© The George Balanchine Trust
Staged By: Merrill Ashley
Costume Design: Ben Benson
Original Lighting Design: Ronald Bates-Recreated by Christina R. Giannelli

JARDI TANCAT (1983)
Songs: Maria del Mar Bonet
Choreography, Scenic and Costume Design: Nacho Duato
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.) (according to the original design by Joop Caboort)

ETUDES (1846)
Music: Knudage Riisager, after themes of Karl Czerny
Choreography: Harald Lander
Lighting Design: Tony Tucci
Staged By: Johnny Eliasen

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age.


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

Ballet: Ballo Della Regina
Dancer: Joseph Walsh
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar