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Four Premieres

Four Premieres

Four Premieres
(Fall Mixed Repertory Program)

"Kudelka represents a maverick in our midst: someone who approaches
dance as an expressive art."
Los Angeles Times

From two choreographers at the beginning of their careers and two of the world's most respected and sought after, comes a program of all new works. Acclaimed by The London Times as an artist whoHouston Ballet "could change the face of British dance," master Christopher Bruce's Intimate Pages conveys the joy and the anguish of unrequited love in a deeply moving ballet of strong emotions and powerful actions. James Kudelka, hailed by the New York Times as "the most imaginative voice to come out of ballet in the last decade," stages Passion, his second commissioned work for the company. The program also features new ballets by Garrett Smith and Melissa Hough, both winners of prestigious awards from the New York Choreographic Institute, both who got their start choreographing on Houston Ballet.

7:30 PM on September 5, 7, 13, 14, 2013
2:00 PM on September 8, 15, 2013

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Intimate Pages (1984)
(Houston Ballet Premiere)

Music: Leoš Janáček (String Quartet No. 2)
Choreography: Christopher Bruce

(World Premiere)

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano in D, Op. 61a - First movement (composer's transcription of the Violin Concerto in D Opus 61)
Katherine Burkwall-Ciscon, pianist
Choreography: James Kudelka

(World Premiere)

Music: John Adams
Short Ride  and  Harmonielehre – Third Movement
Choreography: Garrett Smith

...the third kind [is] useless.
(World Premiere)

Music: Gabriel Prokofiev
String Quartet No.1
Denise Tarrant and Erica Robinson, violins
Rene Salazar, viola
Barrett Sills, cello
Choreography: Melissa Hough

Age Recommendation: at least 12 years of age

Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.

Dancer: Artist of Houston Ballet
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar