Subject:

Janie Parker

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Hold me Closer, Chinese Dancer: The Story Of Li Cunxin -- And Houston's Part In It -- Comes To The Movies

    In 1981, Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin made national news when he defected to the U.S. to join the Houston Ballet. The Chinese and U.S. governments faced off over the issue, and Vice President George Bush ended up intervening -- and prevailing. Cunxin went on to dance with the Houston Ballet for t ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    The Pointe Shoe Diaries

    Houston Ballet dancers explain their peculiar preshow rituals

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Forever On His Toes

    Ben Stevenson has built Houston Ballet into one of the biggest companies in the country. So why does his job often seem in jeopardy?

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Second to None

    Trey McIntyre gets the Houston Ballet crowd hooked on a feeling

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Politics of the Dance

    A backstage struggle between Stevenson and a managing director splits the ballet

  • Culture

    June 15, 2000

    Where Art Thou, Juliet?

    Dawn Scannell makes a captivating Capulet in Houston Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

  • Calendar

    December 24, 1998
  • Culture

    June 19, 1997

    Final Curtain

    Don Quixote returns, as Rachel Beard says good-bye

  • Culture

    September 26, 1996

    Magic Act

    The Ballet's Swan Lake is all about transformations -- such as dancer to star

  • News

    June 27, 1996
  • Calendar

    June 6, 1996
  • Culture

    May 30, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996
  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Soles on Ice

    For 20 years, prima ballerina Janie Parker's feet have been harnessed to the Houston Ballet. In one more month, she plans to set them free.

  • Culture

    March 14, 1996
  • Culture

    September 14, 1995

    Merry Window Dressing

    The Merry Widow proves to be more about sparkle and spectacle than dance

  • Culture

    June 15, 1995

    A Moving Tale

    With Peer Gynt, the Houston Ballet finds a theatrical soul at the heart of dance

  • Culture

    March 16, 1995
  • Culture

    March 2, 1995
  • Culture

    September 29, 1994

    Three to the Beat

    Peter Martins' Waltz Project gets its Houston debut

  • Calendar

    June 2, 1994
  • News

    March 31, 1994

    Hard Times at the Ballet

    When the dancers of the Houston Ballet learned their artistic director, Ben Stevenson, had been forced into a medical leave, they had to wonder: were there problems ahead?

  • Calendar

    March 3, 1994
  • Culture

    December 9, 1993

    Re-visions of Sugar Plums

    Observations from behind the Nutcracker curtain

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