Tag Archives: Dance

From Houston Ballet: A MADAME BUTTERFLY of Tragedy and Grace

[All photos courtesy of Houston Ballet. Photographer: Amitava Sarkar] Whenever I am privileged to report on an important ballet performance, I am reminded of a tender lyric in the legendary Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. It reminds us that “Everything … Continue reading

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A HAUNTING PROGRAM TONIGHT FROM HOUSTON BALLET

Last week at Houston’s Wortham Theatre Center I had the privilege of attending Thursday’s Opening Night of Houston Ballet’s FALL MIXED REPERTORY, presented in advance of the company’s performance of that same 3-ballet program this first night of October, right … Continue reading

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Romeo, Juliet, & Dance Magnificence from Houston Ballet

Even before the opening curtain, there was a ballet of sorts in the Wortham Center’s soaring lobby, with its steep and rolling escalator, towering windows, and the high walls adorned with beautifully projected scenes from Houston Ballet’s current repertoire. It … Continue reading

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Houston Ballet’s MERRY Farewell for a Beloved Dancer

YourHoustonNews.com_9-25-13 Fans of the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line will recall the song and lyric line announcing that, “Everything is beautiful At the Ballet.” That may never have been truer than at the recent opening night of the Houston … Continue reading

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Loneliness, Passion, and Lust, Find Elegance in FOREVER TANGO

From its 1994 San Francisco inception to its various Broadway runs in 1997, 2004, and now, 2013, Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO has always brought dazzling dance excitement to the stage. This latest edition runs through September 15, 2013 and brings … Continue reading

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Visual Opulence Crowns Splendid Dancing of Houston Ballet’s GISELLE

 YourHoustonNews.com_5-14-2012 I often have the pleasure of reviewing the Houston Ballet in their Brown Theater home at the Wortham Theater Center. There, it is not surprising to see some dramatic set or staging of their fine productions. But it was … Continue reading

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Audience Takes Flight For Stunning “COME FLY AWAY”

YourHoustonNews.com_4-13-2012 There really were moments during the Houston Hobby Center’s opening night of COME FLY AWAY that we audience members felt we were being lifted heavenward. There was heavenly song with the carefully integrated vocals of the late Frank Sinatra … Continue reading

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