The last time Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal visited Houston it was 2008 and contemporary dance lovers have anxiously been awaiting its return ever since. The Houston Ballet presents the company here as part of the Cullen Series. Under Artistic Director Gradimir Pankov, the company is set to perform two works by Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, Cantata and Four Seasons. Cantata features live music by Gruppo Musicale Assurd, a quartet of female singers who perform traditional Southern Italian music. Four Seasons, set to Antonio Vivaldi's score of the same name, has 20 dancers performing in 12 scenes corresponding to Vivaldi's musical movements.
Feb. 1-2, 8 p.m., 2013