Houston Ballet's Artistic Director Stanton Welch sees his shows like meals, which means "Without Boundaries"features an appetizer, entrée and dessert. The program boasts three new ballets for the company, offering a mix of the contemporary and the classic. Whetting the appetite is Falling Angels, a modern piece choreographed by European master Jiøi Kyláin in which the dancers perform with three onstage drummers. The main course is a world premiere of Welch's own Elements, in which the dancers will be en pointe. To sweeten the end of the evening, the company will present its first-ever Twyla Tharp piece. In the Upper Room, with music by Philip Glass, features both classical dancers and "stompers" in tennis shoes. Sounds like a feast indeed. 7:30 p.m. September 24, 26 and 27, October 2 to 4. Wortham Theater, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-227-2787 or visit www.houstonballet.org. $17 to $145.
Thu., Sept. 24; Sat., Sept. 26; Sun., Sept. 27; Fri., Oct. 2; Sat., Oct. 3; Sun., Oct. 4, 2009