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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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Magic Prevails in Houston Ballet’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

[Click any photo to enlarge] A glorious evening would begin on a briefly awkward note. Never in my two decades as a performing arts critic have I ever failed to arrive well in advance of curtain time. Nevertheless, last Thursday … 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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A Miraculous ALADDIN from Houston Ballet

There are moments in life when, if we are very lucky, we find ourselves in the presence of artistic brilliance of such a high order that the stunning result seems almost beyond comprehension. Such is the case with Houston Ballet’s … 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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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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