DIRECTOR’S CHOICE: LEGENDS & PRODIGY Program Announcement

Our 2016/17 season is coming to a close! Join us as we share our last mixed repertory program of the season–Director’s Choice: Legends & Prodigy–featuring the return of Hans van Manen’s sensual Grosse Fuge (1971), and company premieres of Jiří Kylián’s bold and intimate Stepping Stones (1991) and Justin Peck’s stylish hit ballet from New York, Year of the Rabbit (2012).

Legends & Prodigy is a contemporary mixed bag not to be missed. Experience three distinct and renowned choreographers who know how to bend ballet in intriguing ways. Our corps and soloists proudly take the stage in astonishing lead roles next to our principal dancers. And when will you get another chance to hear Beethoven, John Cage, Anton Webern, and Sufjan Stevens all in the same night?

Legends & Prodigy runs from March 16 – 26 at the Wortham.

To learn more and purchase tickets, visit our website here.

Here’s stager Ken Ossola discussing the many beautiful moments of Kylián’s Stepping Stones.

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Join us tonight (3/7) at 7 p.m. for our special FREE Dance Talk celebrating Legends & Prodigy at Sundance Cinema!

We’ll be screening the 2014 film, Ballet 422, which documents choreographer Justin Peck as he creates a new ballet from first rehearsal to its world premiere on New York City Ballet. The film will be followed by a discussion with Jessica Collado and Oliver Halkowich who are cast in the Houston premiere of Peck’s ballet Year of the Rabbit.

Remember, this Dance Talk will take place at 7pm at Sundance Cinemas located at 510 Texas Ave. in downtown Houston, NOT AT THE CENTER FOR DANCE.

Once you get to Sundance, just let the staff know you’re there for the Houston Ballet screening and you’re good to go! Please arrive on time to Sundance Cinema in respect of the film screening.

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