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Blog Post Archive

Discovering Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER (Part 3 of 3)

In part 3 of 3, we chat about the history of shoes in past productions of The Nutcracker and snap some behind-the-scenes photos from our Shoe Room with Shoe Coordinator, Molly Searcy.

Discovering Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER (Part 2 of 3)

In part 2 of 3, we share performance insight from two of our magnificent company dancers, Soloists Christopher Gray and Chun Wai Chan.

Discovering Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER (Part 1 of 3)

In part 1 of 3, we discuss the enduring generosity from our supporters, our partnership with Houston Methodist, and Nutcracker favorites with Campaign Chairman and Vice President of Development, Shawn Stephens.

Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER Program Announcement

The wait is almost over! The world premiere of Stanton Welch's new production of The Nutcracker is next week, November 25 at 7:30pm. Performances at the Wortham run until December 26.

Celebrate Forsythe Announcement

From October 21 - 23, the company will be in Los Angeles, CA to take part in Celebrate Forsythe … More Celebrate Forsythe Announcement

Madame Butterfly with Son of Chamber Symphony Program Announcement

We're pleased to present our second program of the 2016/17 Season, Madame Butterfly, which runs from September 22- October 2. … More Madame Butterfly with Son of Chamber Symphony Program Announcement

Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity Announcement

We launch our 47th season with a mixed repertory program entitled Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity, featuring George Balanchine’s tribute to Imperial Russian Ballet, Theme and Variations, and the company premieres of Jerome Robbins’ dynamic Other Dances, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. … More Director’s Choice: American Ingenuity Announcement

The Ballerina’s Legacy of GISELLE

Artistic Director Stanton Welch has crafted a new production of Giselle with sets and costume designs by Roberta Guidi di Bagno. For this production, Mr. Welch handpicked principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya as his muse for the iconic role of Giselle. Show More Summary

Discussing Ekman’s CACTI with Stager Spenser Theberge

For this blog post we'll be talking one-on-one with Cacti's stager and freelance dancer-choreographer Spenser Theberge. Get ready to laugh and smile with us as we discuss the triumphs of staging this captivating ballet!

A Visual Glossary for WINGS OF WAX & DYAD 1929

This is an especially exciting program featuring three ballets which are Houston Ballet premieres, as well as one esteemed choreographer making his Houston Ballet debut. Today, we will discuss Jirí Kylián’s Wings of Wax and Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929. This visual glossary for Wings of Wax and Dyad 1929 will help to familiarize you with these works.

Researching THE SLEEPING BEAUTY part 2

It’s our Artistic Director Emeritus Ben Stevenson’s 80th birthday this year! On February 16, we helped him celebrate with an informative and fun ‘Dance Talk’ at our Center for Dance. With Lauren Anderson at his side, he delighted our audience and staff with stories about his time in dance. Show More Summary

Researching “The Sleeping Beauty” PART 1

When discussing The Sleeping Beauty Ben Stevenson once fondly remarked, “We all need a certain amount of beauty and love in our lives.” With such an opulent history in literature, music, film, opera, and ballet, this classic fairy tale continues to enchant audiences and stand the test of time. Show More Summary

A Unique Exercise For Any Level of Fitness – Houston Ballet Academy’s Pilates Barre Class

I could count on one hand the number of sporadic Pilates classes I’d taken throughout my life. I was unfamiliar with terms and body positions, and I was nervous about entering a class even labeled for beginners. As a staff member, I was tempted to try one of Houston Ballet Academy’s adult classes, but I […]

Education and Community Engagement’s X³: Explore, Extend, Excel! Program – A Teaching Assistant’s Journey

Education and Community Engagement is thrilled to announce the start of its new X³: Explore, Extend, Excel! program (formerly HBASP) this week on Tuesday, January 19. Lindsey Ho, a 10th grader from St. John’s School in Houston shares her joys and experiences of working with students in the program last semester. I first heard about X³ when […]

A final look behind the scenes of Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker

By Jessica Maria MacFarlane On a snowy night in 1892, The Nutcracker (originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Balletmaster Lev Ivanov) made its first appearance at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. With a dazzling original score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and classical ballet choreography, The Nutcracker became a holiday tradition in the […]

2015 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market “Putting on the Ritz”

Guest writer: Alyssa Springer Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 2015 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market “Putting on the Ritz.” It was another successful year, full of glitz and glamour to commemorate the 35th annual event, this year honoring all Nutcracker Market shoppers. The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is a signature fundraising event […]

HOUSTON BALLET’S FALL MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM – DANCER’S PERSPECTIVE

From September 24-October 4, 2015, Houston Ballet presents its Fall Mixed Repertory Program featuring Stanton Welch’s Tapestry, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, and Garrett Smith’s Reveal. Here to discuss this exciting contemporary showcase program and share her experience is Soloist Nao Kusuzaki. Show More Summary

UNVEILING AND REVEALING THE COSTUME DESIGN PROCESS OF GARRETT SMITH’S WORLD PREMIERE FOR HOUSTON BALLET

This weekend from October 2-4, 2015 Houston Ballet performs its final 3 shows of the Fall Mixed Repertory Program featuring Stanton Welch’s Tapestry, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, and Garrett Smith’s Reveal. Reveal had its world premiere on September 24. The work is set to music by Philip Glass and focuses on the ideas of self-reflection and […]

Where Dance Meets Education: Education and Community Engagement Teacher Receives Exciting New Training

Houston Ballet Education and Community Engagement is committed to introducing children, particularly those in under-served and at-risk populations, to the beauty and grace of life through dance.  Last year they reached over 39,000 students...Show More Summary

Ballet and Comedy: The Taming of the Shrew Stager Jane Bourne

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Knock knock? Who’s there… Houston Ballet! Houston Ballet will close its 14-15 season with the classic The Taming of the Shrew beginning June 11- 21, 2015. The Taming of the Shrew, is a masterful choreographic depiction of Shakespeare’s perpetually battling lovers, Petruchio and Katherina, and of Petruchio’s determination to bend […]

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