Three Classics, Five Tangos

Three Classics, Five Tangos equals one world premiere. The Houston Ballet’s spring repertory program features the never-before-seen Little Dancer, the latest work from internationally acclaimed choreographer James Kudelka, set to Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 8.

The show also includes two Houston debuts, starting with HB artistic director Stanton Welch’s Falling, a classical ballet for five couples danced against Mozart’s “Salzburg Symphonies.” The program rounds out with Dutch choreographer Hans van Manen’s Five Tangos, created originally in 1977 for the Dutch National Ballet. The piece for seven couples was inspired by Astor Piazzolla’s Five Tangos for Bandeon and mixes the elegance of ballet with the sexiness of tango. We’ll throw a rose to that. 7:30 p.m. The Wortham Center, 501 Texas. The show also runs 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22; Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25 and June 1. For tickets and information, call 713-227-2787 or visit $17 to $144.
Thu., May 22, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 24, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 25, 2 p.m.; Fri., May 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 31, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 1, 2 p.m., 2008

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