Nozomi Iijima and Artists of Houston Ballet in Stanton Welch's The Rite of Spring.
It was a spectacular night of firsts on Thursday at the Houston Ballet's The Rite of Spring. Mark Morris's Pacific had its company debut while both Edwaard Liang's Murmuration and Stanton Welch's The Rite of Spring had world premieres (both Murmuration and The Rite of Spring got enthusiastic standing ovations). See The Rite of Spring at 7:30 p.m. March 9, 15 and 16, 2 p.m. March 10 and 17. Wortham Theater, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-227-2787 or visit www.houstonballet.org. $19 to $155.