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Houston Ballet to Perform at “East Meets West”

April 24, 2012

On April 28, 2012 Houston Ballet will perform at Dance of Asian America’s “East Meets West X”. The show will feature Houston’s most prominent companies in contemporary, modern, hip-hop, ballroom dance, and Chinese dance uniting some of the best from the east and the west. Companies featured includes Revolve Dance Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, Mitsi Dancing School and more!

Houston Ballet principal dancers Simon Ball and Amy Fote will perform the ravishing wedding night pas de deux from Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly. Premiered by The Australian Ballet in 1995, Madame Butterfly was Mr. Welch’s first full-length ballet.  The two-act work tells the story of the beautiful geisha Cio-Cio San who renounces her faith and her family to wed Lieutenant Pinkerton, the handsome American naval officer who is betrothed to another.

Dancers: Simon Ball and Barbara Bears; Photo: Jim Caldwell

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

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