Join us in-person for our free Dance Talks lecture series to learn more about the works on Houston Ballet's stage and the artists behind them. 

For more information about Dance Talks, please contact Jennifer Sommers, Director of Education, at jsommers@houstonballet.org.

 

Peter Pan

August 30, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Join us for our first Dance Talk of the 2022-2023 season! Led by Houston Ballet Director of Education Jennifer Sommers, the conversation will include Choreographer Trey McIntyre, First Soloist Chris Coomer, Demi Soloist Kellen Hornbuckle, and Corps de Ballet dancer Jack Wolff, as they give insight into what makes this ballet so unique. Parking will be available in the Lyric Garage on Smith Street or other theater district locations. Medical-grade masks and social distancing are required to attend. Taking place at the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street. 

Good Vibrations

September 13, 2022 at 7:15 PM

This talk will focus on Arthur Pita’s new work Good Vibrations. We will be joined in conversation by Choreographer Arthur Pita, Designer Marco Marco, Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Karina González and Soloist Chandler Dalton. Hear from the artists as they talk us through the inspiration for this world premiere and the process of bringing it to the stage. Parking will be available in the Lyric Garage on Smith Street or other theater district locations. Medical-grade masks and social distancing are required to attend. Taking place at the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street. 

Romeo & Juliet

February 14, 2023 at 7:15 PM

In this Dance Talk, we will hear from Verona’s Men. The Houses of Montague, Capulet and Escalus will discuss the dancing, acting and sword fighting in the return of Stanton Welch’s 2015 ballet. Parking will be available in the Lyric Garage on Smith Street or other theater district locations. Medical-grade masks and social distancing are required to attend. Taking place at the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street.

Summer & Smoke

February 28, 2023 at 7:15 PM

Don’t miss the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at Summer and Smoke, a Cathy Marsten premiere. Join us as we discuss this one-act Ballet inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play. Parking will be available in the Lyric Garage on Smith Street or other theater district locations. Medical-grade masks and social distancing are required to attend. Taking place at the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street 

Divergence

May 16, 2023 at 7:15 PM

 Our mixed repertoire, Divergence, features new work from world-renowned choreographer Justin Peck. Peck’s premiere work is inspired by James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyscape in Houston, and we are thrilled to invite you to join us for a discussion on this new work. Parking will be available in the Lyric Garage on Smith Street or other theater district locations. Medical-grade masks and social distancing are required to attend. Taking place at the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street. 

Swan Lake

May 30, 2023 at 7:15 PM

Don’t miss the chance to join us for our final Dance Talks of the season! We will be joined by artists of Houston Ballet to discuss the challenge and distinctive traits of Stanton Welch’s unique production of Swan Lake. Parking will be available in the Lyric Garage on Smith Street or other theater district locations. Medical-grade masks and social distancing are required to attend. Taking place at the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street.