UNVEILING AND REVEALING THE COSTUME DESIGN PROCESS OF GARRETT SMITH’S WORLD PREMIERE FOR HOUSTON BALLET

This weekend from October 2-4, 2015 Houston Ballet performs its final 3 shows of the Fall Mixed Repertory Program featuring Stanton Welch’s Tapestry, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, and Garrett Smith’s Reveal. Reveal had its world premiere on September 24. The work is set to music by Philip Glass and focuses on the ideas of self-reflection and… More UNVEILING AND REVEALING THE COSTUME DESIGN PROCESS OF GARRETT SMITH’S WORLD PREMIERE FOR HOUSTON BALLET

Zodiac Costumer Designer – Eduardo Sicangco

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern   The stunning costumes and magical sets just appear for each performance, right? This thought might have crossed your mind a time or two but I am here to discuss the detailed thought process in the costume design process that took place for Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s world… More Zodiac Costumer Designer – Eduardo Sicangco

From Conception to Creation: The Costumes for “Romeo and Juliet”

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “In Fair Houston where we lay our costumes/scene” Oh Romeo, Romeo why are you dressed so dashingly? As the world premiere of Stanton Welch’s Romeo and Juliet nears, a great deal of creativity has been brewing behind the scenes for several months at Houston Ballet. The company will perform the… More From Conception to Creation: The Costumes for “Romeo and Juliet”

Swan Lake in the Costume Shop: Memories of Kristian Fredrikson

Guest Writer:  Laura Lynch, Houston Ballet Wardrobe Manager   Sara Webb and Connor Walsh in Swan Lake; Photo by Amitava Sarkar It’s opening day of Swan Lake. This production brings with it so many bittersweet memories. Kristian Fredrikson, the internationally acclaimed production designer who created the scenery and costumes for this Swan Lake, died in… More Swan Lake in the Costume Shop: Memories of Kristian Fredrikson

Holly Hynes Creates Tuxedos “Worthy of the Red Carpet” in The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

From March 6 – 16, Houston Ballet will unveil the world premiere of Stanton Welch’s new version of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, set to the beloved score by Benjamin Britten and featuring costumes designed by Holly Hynes.  Costume sketch for The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Holly Hynes Ms. Hynes has… More Holly Hynes Creates Tuxedos “Worthy of the Red Carpet” in The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Behind the Scenes of Aladdin: Christopher Gray Flies High as the Djinn of the Lamp

Christopher Gray as the Djinn (Genie) with artists of Houston Ballet; Aladdin; Photo by Amitava Sarkar -by Stephanie Brown, Public Relations Intern David Bintley’s Aladdin, which continues in performance through Sunday, March 2, has a way of enchanting the audience with beautiful, unique props and exquisite, colorful costumes. I had the honor of attending Aladdin… More Behind the Scenes of Aladdin: Christopher Gray Flies High as the Djinn of the Lamp

Making Magic Happen Behind The Scenes In New York At The Joyce Theater

Houston Ballet has been extremely busy during the month of October, preparing for two major tours: to New York’s Joyce Theater from October 22-27; and to the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, France October 31 – November 4. Image Courtesy of Houston Ballet Over the last decade Houston Ballet’s Director of Production Brian Walker… More Making Magic Happen Behind The Scenes In New York At The Joyce Theater

From Storyboards to the Stage: The glamorous costumes and jewelry for The Merry Widow

Guest Writer: Ashley Roberts, Wardrobe Intern First as an operetta in 1905 and as a ballet in 1975, The Merry Widow has been performed on countless stages around the world. Choreographer Ronald Hynd’s glamorous production is once again being produced by Houston Ballet September 19-29 at Wortham Theater Center. Featuring lavish and spectacular scenery by Italian designer Roberta… More From Storyboards to the Stage: The glamorous costumes and jewelry for The Merry Widow

Choreographer Melissa Hough: Inspired by Machiavelli, The Moonwalk, and Gabriel Prokofiev

From September 5 – 15, Houston Ballet launches it 44th season with Four Premieres, featuring three world premieres and the American premiere of Christopher Bruce’s Intimate Pages. Choreographer Melissa Hough has been hard at work in the studios on  her new piece, …the third kind [is] useless. For this week’s blog, Melissa takes time out from rehearsals… More Choreographer Melissa Hough: Inspired by Machiavelli, The Moonwalk, and Gabriel Prokofiev