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A Houston Ballet Doubleheader

Dancers off duty & fun: Late night benefit dinner on the stage of the Wortham is unforgettable

By Shelby Hodge

A few cocktails after the curtain went down on Houston Ballet's exuberant Jubilee of Dance, the curtain rose again in the Brown Theater of Wortham Theater Center. But this performance — a ...


The Arthropologist

The halfway point: Houston performing artists experience the joys of mid-career careers

By Nancy Wozny

When Houston Ballet first soloist Kelly Myernick dons her harem pants and takes the stage as Gamzatti, the mysterious murderess of La Bayadere through March 3, she will complete ...


Shelby's Social Diary

These partygoers put on their PJs, had breakfast and raised a bundle for Hope Stone Dance Co.

By Shelby Hodge

No fancy party frocks required for Hope Stone Dance Co.'s tongue-in-cheek "Breakfast for Dinner" fundraiser that filled the Houston Ballet Center for Dance with partygoers dressed in ...


The Arthropologist

That's life! Photographer captures dancers in everyday settings doing extraordinary things

By Nancy Wozny

In an episode of Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry unapologetically tells Elaine that he's never been to the ballet. Really? I wonder what kind of uproar would have been caused had he mentioned that he had ...


Pick Five (Plus)

Your weekly guide to Houston: The last day of the Byzantine frescoes, Radiohead & breakfast for dinner

By Joel Luks

Houston loves Rip Esselstyn, evident by the hoards of health conscious foodies that swarmed Whole Foods Market Montrose. The triathlete turned firefighter is a real-men-eat-plants dude with a missi ...


Let's dance

Space City becomes Dance City: Houston Dance Festival aims to keep Bayou City on its toes

By Nancy Wozny

For many of us dancer lovers, it's not  really summer without a festival. American Dance Festival (ADF) at Duke University has just wrapped up their final year with Charles Reinh ...


Fight Night

Houston Ballet corps steals the show in brutal yet charming The Taming of the Shrew

By Joseph Campana

Do all men love their women just a little beaten down? It sounds shocking when bluntly stated. But whether it’s Kiss Me Kate or Ten Things I Hate About You, audiences keep coming back to ...


Through June 5

Houston Ballet raises the Barre for modern dance with devilish Elo world premiere

By Joseph Campana

A title is like a wager, or a gauntlet thrown down. When Houston Ballet announced a spring show called Raising the Barre, it promised wit, ambition, and virtuosity. Happily, opening night deli ...


Break a leg

Former Houston Ballet Academy performer returns to Spider-Man musical four months after injury

By Clifford Pugh

Four months after suffering a terrible accident after plunging 30 feet into the orchestra pit during a performance of the star-crossed Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Christopher T ...


Shelby's Social Diary

On their toes: Houston Ballet dancers and top chefs create a moveable feast

By Shelby Hodge

God bless chefs Randy Evans, Chris Shepherd and Monica Pope. They each took their talents to the kitchen of Catalan (Shepherd's home plate) and joined forces with three of Houston Ballet's ...


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