HOUSTON BALLET 2014-15 SEASON DANCE TALKS
Join Houston Ballet for its free Dance Talks lecture series to learn more about the works on Houston Ballet's stage and the artists behind the works.
Unless otherwise noted below, all Dance Talks are held at Houston Ballet Center for Dance, 601 Preston Street in downtown Houston, 77002.
For more information on Dance Talks, please contact Education and Outreach Manager Chase Cobb at CCobb@houstonballet.org
Friday, March 13th, 2015 - 6pm (August Bournonville – Celebrated Danish Coach Johnny Eliasen leads Academy Students in a Demonstration of the Style)
Celebrated Danish coach Johnny Eliassen will lead Houston Ballet Academy upper division students in a demonstration of the Bournonville style. Mr. Eliassen will lead the students through sequences that show how this style is distinct from others in classical ballet, and he will discuss August Bournonville's specific contribution to classical ballet. This presentation will culminate in a presentation of a traditional Bournonville ballet. Houston Ballet will present Harald Lander's Etudes, which is considered an homage to the Bournonville tradition, as part of the Modern Masters program March 12-22.
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - 6pm (Preview of a World Premiere with choreographer Mark Morris)
Stanton Welch will interview Mark Morris, who is creating a world premiere for Houston Ballet. Mr. Morris is an award winning choreographer who has created more than 140 works for his own company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and dozens of ballets for companies across the country. This promises to be a lively conversation between two important voices in 21st century dance. Mr. Morris' world premiere ballet will be presented Morris, Welch & Kylian program May 28-June 7.
Tuesday, June 2nd , 2015 - 6pm (Looking Back on the Bard: Join a panel of leading dancers as they discuss their roles in all three Shakespeare ballets from the season)
We come full circle for our last Dance Talk of the season as a panel of leading dancers look back over the season's diverse group of Shakespeare ballets. They will discuss the characters, choreography and the process of bringing the ballets from studio to stage. Houston Ballet closes its 2014-2015 season with John Cranko's Taming of the Shrew June 11-21.