(Houston Ballet Premiere)
Choreography: Stanton Welch AM

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach

Overgrown Path
(Houston Ballet Premiere)
Choreography: Jiří Kylián

Music: Leoš Janácek

Filigree and Shadow
Choreography: Tim Harbour

Music: 48nord (Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert)

Bespoke brings a fresh mixed repertory program with three ballets never-before-seen on the Wortham Theater stage. Continuing the long-standing commitment to bringing Jiří Kylián’s work to Houston, the program adds another of his works to the Company repertoire with the premiere of Overgrown Path. Set to the deeply moving score from composer Leoš Janáček, the work was created in 1980 for Nederlands Dance Theater in dedication to the legendary choreographer, Antony Tudor. Making its Houston Ballet debut, Stanton Welch’s Bespoke was created on San Francisco Ballet in 2018. Set to a series of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concertos, the ballet explores dancers’ love for their artform and the fleeting cycle of being a performer, with motifs of time present throughout the piece. Joining the two Houston premieres is Australian choreographer Tim Harbour’s rhythmic, fast-paced Filigree and Shadow. It takes the stage at the Company’s home theater for the first time, after its debut during the Hometown Tour following Hurricane Harvey in 2018.


Production underwriting: Stephanie and Frank Tsuru

The choreography [of Bespoke] matches the lightness and clarity of the music, while adding a subtext about the preciousness of time.

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