Seventy years ago, classical ballet master Pavlo Virsky took a group of traditional Ukrainian folk dancers, melded the two styles and created a professional dance company unlike anything ever seen in his country. Now the Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company has performed all over the world. Eight-five members strong, the popular group is making its way to Houston for a colorful, exuberant performance today at 8 p.m. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-227-4772 or visit www.spahouston.org. $22 to $57.
Fri., Oct. 2, 8 p.m., 2009