Houston Ballet presents Raising the Barre Spring Mixed Repertory Program
Houston Ballet’s spring repertory program will feature a powerhouse of 21st century ballet, including a world premiere by Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo, an American premiere by Christopher Bruce and a company premiere by Christopher Wheeldon.
Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush is anchored around a dazzling pas de deux and features two principals, four soloists and a corps de ballet of 10 dancers. Set to music of the same name by the blues guitarist Martin Simpson, Christopher Bruce’s Grinning in Your Face evokes a Midwest American community in the 1930s, and features many of the hallmarks of Bruce’s work: Conflict, love, rejection and humor. Also on the program is Houston Ballet’s first commissioned work by one of Europe’s most in-demand dance makers, Jorma Elo.