Rock, Roll & Tutus

Photo by Claire McAdams Mackenzie Richter and Harper Watters

The Spring begins with Rock, Roll & Tutus, the first of Houston Ballet’s “Unconventional Ballets at the Convention Center,” featuring four captivating pieces including three Houston Premieres. The fast-paced work Filigree and Shadow brings another Australian choreographer, Tim Harbour, into the Houston Ballet family. Created for The Australian Ballet, this work is filled with contemporary complexity in what Dance Magazine reviewed as “rooted in psychological territory.” This will be Houston Ballet’s first time performing Harbour’s Filigree and Shadow and its first work by Harbour. Houston Ballet veteran and former Choreographic Associate, Trey McIntyre, makes his return, setting his contemporary ballet In Dreams with songs by the legendary musician, Roy Orbison. McIntyre’s bold choreography pairs the movement of ballet with the soul of bluegrass and the swagger of rockabilly. Stanton Welch’s La Cathedrale Engloutie, makes its Houston Ballet premiere. This captivating Pas de Deux is set to the music of Debussy and made its world premiere by San Francisco Ballet in 1997. Alexander Ekman’s Cacti is back by popular demand. This piece is a gleeful, hilarious parody of the excesses of contemporary dance. Ekman’s Cacti represents one of many contemporary dance creations that are currently circulating across various countries. [Organizer's description]

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