From Houston to the World

Audiences have the opportunity to revisit three repertory jewels in From Houston to the World, a mixed-rep program composed of works created especially for the dancers of the Houston Ballet. The program includes Edwaard Liang’s breathtakingly beautiful Murmuration. The inspiration for the work, which features eight couples and a male dancer, came from Liang’s observation of starling birds flocking together as they fly, a phenomenon called murmuration. The group of birds seems to move as one; they never collide into each other though each is in constant movement, changing direction and swirling through the sky. Liang’s choreography mimics the patterns made by the birds in flight with dancers freely weaving in and out of each other’s path but never striking one another.

Also on the program is Jorma Elo’s ONE/end/ONE and Stanton Welch’s Paquita.

7:30 p.m. on September 18, 20, 26, 27; 2 p.m. on September 21 and 28. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713‑227‑2787 or visit $20 to $195.

Photo: Karina Gonzalez and Simon Ball in Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration.
Thu., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 21, 2 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 28, 2 p.m., 2014

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