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Anticipation: World premiere & rarely seen Tharp work highlight Houston Ballet's Women@Art

By Joseph Campana

"What's the news?" is the burning question at the heart of media coverage. On the surface Houston Ballet's upcoming "Women @ Art" offers two immediate answers. The p ...


The Arthropologist

Behind the scenes: Rehearsals reveal the very guts of dance and the way creative minds tick

By Nancy Wozny

"Let me make something perfectly unclear," Jane Weiner jokes to her Hope Stone dancers during a rehearsal for Lemonade Stand, running tonight through Saturday at the Houston Ballet Center ...


Best Left To History

It's time to demand more of the Houston Ballet than Stevenson's tired, limp Romeo and Juliet

By Theodore Bale

Houston Ballet opened the final production of its 2011-12 season Thursday night with what company press releases called a “lavish production” of Ben Stevenson’s Romeo and Juliet. ...


25 years and counting

Wortham Theater Center's milestone celebrated at Houston Ballet opening night

By Joel Luks

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, so they say. In the midst of an economic recession in the mid 1980s, the tale of the Wortham Theater Center wasn't born out of an era o ...


Three ballets & one world premiere

Plenty of reasons to celebrate Houston Ballet's "Made in America"

By Joseph Campana

Twenty-five years, one mayor, three ballets, one world premiere, four chandeliers, one swinging stage light, and a lot of cupcakes. Or, another night at the ballet. At least it was another nigh ...


The Arthropologist

Choreographer Nicolo Fonte See(k)s a new ballet that's "Made in America"

By Nancy Wozny

It's rare that I get the urge to make dances these days. Watching Nicolo Fonte mid-move made me long for those dance-making days. Fonte's new ballet See(k) runs tonight through June 3 at th ...


Sur la pointe

Houston Ballet's 2011-12 season combines familiar works & contemporary interpretations

By Joel Luks

Tis’ the season to announce the season. And in that spirit, the Houston Ballet released its line up for 2011-12. The highlights? Four new works, world premieres by Stanton Welch and Nicol ...


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