Houston Ballet has decided to delve even deeper into the digital world, announcing today that it plans to offer even more performances in that vein than it originally anticipated.
As a result, its season opener for the 2020-21 season will be Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch's Just which was premiered in 2018 at Jacob's Pillow, a national historic landmark in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.
During the spring, season subscribers were able to view previously recorded digital programming for the rest of the 2019-20 season. But with Just, single ticket purchases will be available, starting Monday, September 21.
Single ticket buyers will be able to watch the three-movement Just it from October 9-18 for $20 on Vimeo. Season subscribers will have the chance to watch the ballet for 30 days as well as access to bonus content and an invitation to "After the Curtain Falls," a live Zoom discussion with Welch and the creative team.
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This will be the first time Houston audiences will be able to see Just in its entirety.
As for the rest of 2020, the announcement from the ballet stated:
The rest of 2020 includes diverse digital programming. The unannounced second repertoire of the season is estimated to premiere on November 13. Welch plans for a new dance project to be presented freely on social media following the second repertoire in November. The Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance will remain a one-night-only event on December 4, streamed for free to subscribers and donors. The holiday show, which replaces the beloved The Nutcracker, will premiere mid-December. Houston Ballet hopes to return to a socially distant stage by early 2021.