Overview

RUBIES
Choreography: George Balanchine | Music: Igor Stravinsky 

 

BLAKE WORKS I Houston Premiere
Choreography: William Forsythe | Music: James Blake 

 

THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA
Choreography: Stanton Welch AM | Music: Benjamin Britten

 

From three choreographers come three ballets composed as love letters to ballet and the orchestra. Rubies by George Balanchine was created as an ode to America and the dynamic energy and rhythm of American ballet choreography. Set to seven songs by the young English musician James Blake, William Forsythe created the joyous Blake Works I as a love letter to the history and evolution of ballet.  Stanton Welch’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is set to Benjamin Britten’s iconic work of the same title, a score created by Britten as way to educate youth on the art of the orchestra. Created on Houston Ballet in 2014, this huge, collaborative piece features the entire company and the talented musicians of the Houston Ballet Orchestra in a colorful love letter to music.

 

Opening Night Onstage Dinner | Friday, September 11, 2020

For one night only, dine with the company stars at the Opening Night Onstage Dinner immediately following the performance.

Add-on: Onstage Dinner tickets start at $800. For additional information, please contact Sarah-Margaret Doran at 713.535.3230.

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Love Letters

SEPTEMBER 11-20, 2020

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SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 4, 2020

La Bayadère

FEBRUARY 25 - March 7, 2021

Rock, Roll & Tutus

MARCH 11-21, 2021

Rite of Spring

MAY 27 - JUNE 6, 2021

Aladdin

JUNE 10-20, 2021