A Midsummer’s Night Dream

John Neumeier’s three-act ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes its much-awaited premiere with the Houston Ballet. Weaving together three stories (about four young lovers; the fairy king, his queen and their wickedly playful servant; and six players who are in the midst of an amateur theater production), the ballet is considered one of Neumeier’s signature works. Stanton Welch, the artistic director of the Houston Ballet, praises Neumeier, calling him “one of the greatest choreographers of narrative ballets in the world today.” Welch credits him with transforming Hamburg into a dance mecca during his 40-year leadership of the Hamburg Ballet. The Houston Ballet is the first American company to perform Neumeier’s iconic work.

7:30 p.m. September 4, 6, 12 and 2 p.m. September 7 and 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m. September 13. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713‑227‑2787 or visit houstonballet.org. $20 to $195.
Thu., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 13, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 14, 2 p.m., 2014

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Olivia Flores Alvarez