The second act features Stanton Welch’s Son of Chamber Symphony. Welch, who has been friends with Wheater since the 1980s, when Wheater was a dancer at the Australian Ballet — then led by Welch’s father, Garth Welch — set his Son of Chamber Symphony on the Joffrey Ballet company in 2010. Son is a complex and athletic three-movement work. In a nod to Welch’s classical but deconstructed and pulled-inside-out choreography, the dancers wear costumes that are also inside-out (there are tutus, but they’re single--layered, wafer-thin and translucent, and would be more at home in Alice in Wonderland than in Swan Lake).
The third act is Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, a work that many consider a representation of the special relationship be-tween Tharp and company founder Robert Joffrey; it features couples and music by Ol’ Blue Eyes.
8 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-227-4772 or visit spahouston.org. $25 to $105.
Fri., March 21, 8 p.m., 2014