Houston Ballet celebrates 50th Anniversary Season at New York City Center
From October 24 through 26, Houston Ballet will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season at New York City Center with a program of contemporary works showcasing the Company’s diverse talents. Seldom seen on the East Coast, this performance marks the Company’s largest engagement in New York since 2013 and their first program at City Center since 1986. The country’s fifth largest ballet company, Houston Ballet tours globally, most recently becoming the first American ballet company to perform at the Dubai Opera House and returning to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival after almost 40 years.
On celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch says, “Our body of work is so rich, and we’ve drawn from it an extraordinary collection of ballets and choreographers. We are so excited to bring our anniversary celebration to New York.”
Highlights of the City Center engagement include the New York premieres of two Houston Ballet Commissions: The Letter V by Mark Morris, set to Symphony No. 88 in G Major by Joseph Haydn, and Reflections by Justin
Peck, set to a score by Sufjan Stevens. The program also features the ensemble piece Come In by Aszure Barton—originally created for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance project. Rarely seen on the same stage, these three works exhibit each of their choreographer’s unique musicality and are all accompanied by live music from the celebrated Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues).
Photo: "The Letter V" starring the artists of Houston Ballet.
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