Houston Ballet presents Mixed Rep I: Love Letters
From three choreographers come three ballets composed as love letters to ballet and the orchestra. Rubies by George Balanchine was created as an ode to vintage Americana and the dynamic energy and rhythm of American ballet choreography. Set to seven songs by the young English musician James Blake, William Forsythe created Blake Works I as a love letter to the history and evolution of ballet. Stanton Welch’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is set to Benjamin Britten’s iconic work of the same title, a score created by Britten as way to educate youth on the art of the orchestra. Created on Houston Ballet in 2014, this huge, collaborative piece features the entire company and the talented musicians of the Houston Ballet Orchestra in a colorful love letter to music.