Houston Ballet presents Originals

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Houston Ballet Dance Talk: Stanton Welch and Katherine Ciscon on The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Stanton Welch Photo by Drew Donovan

Known for innovation and forward thinking, Houston Ballet fosters artists both on and offstage. Originals showcases a returning Houston Ballet original ballet by Stanton Welch and the premiere of a new one-act ballet by Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Melody Mennite.

Welch’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is set to Benjamin Britten’s iconic work of the same title, a score written by Britten as a way to educate youth on the art of the orchestra. Created on Houston Ballet in 2014, this large-scale, collaborative piece features the entire Company and the talented musicians of the Houston Ballet Orchestra while demonstrating art’s place in our culture and city.

After the great success of her earlier work for the Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance in 2018, Mennite presents her first full commissioned work for the company, an important achievement for the 20-year Company member and Houston Ballet Academy alum. Audiences can expect enticing design and thrilling music from the growing choreographer’s new work.

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Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


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