Houston Ballet presents a mixed-repertory program including three dynamic ballets by three of the top choreographers in the industry. Contemporary Masters represents an amazing collection in a single program.
Jorma Elo’s untitled new work was created for Houston Ballet dancers. Elo has created pieces for American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet and New York City Ballet, and is currently the resident choreographer at Boston Ballet.
Jiri Kylian’s Falling Angels is part of his black-and-white ballets, featuring eight female dancers dressed in black leotards. The first movement is set to Drumming by Steve Reich and is based on ceremonial ritual music from Ghana in West Africa.
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. The work is set to Bohuslav Martinu’s Sinfonietta La Jolla for chamber orchestra and piano.
Pre-concert activities in the North Plaza begin at 7 p.m.