Houston Ballet presents the return of Swan Lake by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM in Spring 2018. In this production, the everlasting love between Prince Siegfried and the maiden-turned-white-swan Odette is tested by the evil knight Rothbart and his black swan enchantress, Odile. Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake utilizes Tchaikovsky’s full score as arranged for this three-act production. In his staging, Mr. Welch imbues the main characters with greater psychological complexity, and gives the work a twenty-first century pace.
For our second “Unconventional Ballet at the Convention Center,” Global Movements has been completely reimagined by Artistic Director Stanton Welch as Play with memorable ballets created just for this unique space. Welch's beloved Play and Bolero return but both re-worked and re-choreographed and additional new works to be announced including a World Premiere ballet by Welch celebrating Houston's resilience. With a stage that extends into the audience on three sides, this theatre creates an immersive experience, bringing you closer to the dancers than ever before. It's an event not likely to be repeated.
Ben Stevenson's full-length ballet returns to Houston Ballet to close the 2017-18 Season after a 12 year hiatus.
Audiences are sure to enjoy this famously jovial ballet, full of dazzling choreography, sets, and costumes. Come hear current dancers in conversation with the original Kitri, Lauren Anderson, as they discuss this classic, comic revival.