Thanks to the somewhat graceful nature of kung fu, creating a piece that reflected dance as much as battle wasnt as difficult as most would think. It lends itself well in the shape [of ballet], Welch says. The choreography is not the only thing that will catch your eye; the entire piece is only a half step away from the style of anime including a standout character based on Aquaman.
The performance also includes Danish ballet master Johnny Eliasens staging of August Bournonvilles 1836 La Sylphide. This Romantic Era classic depicts the story of a farmer in Scotland who falls in love with a fairy. (We thought that kind of thing only happened in Ireland
) The show runs at 7:30 p.m. on June 5, 7, 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. on June 8, 14 and 15. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For tickets and information, call 7132272787 or visit www.houstonballet.org. $17 to $144.
Thu., June 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., June 7, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 8, 2 p.m.; Fri., June 13, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., June 14, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 15, 2 p.m., 2008