Bolshoi Ballet Summer Series in Cinemas
For three Monday evenings in July, ballet fans nationwide can enjoy the Bolshoi Ballet’s awe-inspiring performances from the comfort of their local cinemas. The “Bolshoi Ballet Summer Series” brings three classic events back to the big screen for one-evening-only presentations. The series includes Giselle on July 9, featuring ballet superstars Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Polunin, Alexei Ratmansky’s poetic staging of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on July 16, and classical ballet’s most beloved story, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, Swan Lake on July 23. All performances were captured live from the Bolshoi Theatre stage in Moscow, Russia.
Three Houston Area Locations
AMC Willowbrook 24, 17145 Tomball Parkway, Houston, TX 77064
The Woodlands, 1600 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Regal Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, 7600 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024
About the Ballets
Giselle – Monday, July 9
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death. Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht. This chilling, yet luminous ballet continues to captivate audiences for more than 150 years at the Bolshoi.
Romeo and Juliet – Monday, July 16
In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organize a masked ball in honor of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realize they belong to rival families. William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favorite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.
Swan Lake – Monday, July 23
At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that fate has another plan for him. Swan Lake is a ballet of ultimate beauty with a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.
Concert, Mariachi Imperial de America
Pay What You Can, suggested contribution $10
Join us on the Plaza for music by renowned Houston mariachi group, Mariachi Imperial de America.
Mariachi Imperial de America delights audiences with engaging, energetic, and diverse music. Led by Jose Longoria and including his sons, Mariachi Imperial de America’s members represent various regions of Mexico including Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, and San Luis Potosi. The band’s repertoire consists of a diverse mixture of music inspired by different genres of Latin and mariachi music, which often includes covers of various artists such as Juan Gabriel, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, and Vicente Fernandez. Mariachi Imperial has released three albums, been televised nationally, and received numerous awards, including “Houston’s Best Mariachi” from Houston Press in 2005. Mariachi Imperial de America have appeared on Good Morning America, were part of the Selena Vive concert, a tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, and they have performed internationally from Armenia to India to China.
Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company. Lush Puff will be selling freshly-made, uniquely-flavored cotton candy onsite. In case of inclement weather, check the website and the FB event posting for updates. The Chapel will remain open until 7pm.
OCTOBER 6 CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON THE
DYNAMIC WOMEN THAT HAVE SHAPED HOUSTON
HOUSTON WOMEN: AGITATING, EDUCATING, ADVOCATING
On October 6, 2018 Houston History Alliance will make history with a day-long conference sharing stories about Houston women from the past and present.
WHEN: Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Midtown Arts and Theater Complex Houston (MATCH), 3400 S. Main Street, Houston, 77002
COST: Tickets for the event, which includes lunch, are $65.00 for general admission and $20 for teachers. Students may register for FREE, no lunch included. Tickets are available through Houston History Alliance at https://www.
For information about the conference and the supporting programs visit http://www.
Houston History Alliance
The Houston History Alliance (HHA) works to connect the city’s numerous history focused organizations with the public. HHA was created from a public initiative to advocate for all the area’s history organizations to help them reveal the rich heritage of the greater Houston area to a broad audience.
HHA adds value to the community through partner networking activities, leadership guidance and opportunities to leverage local history resources. They work to engage the public and connect individuals and entities passionate about the exploration, preservation and dissemination of Houston’s history, which helps create a sense of awareness, pride, and ownership of the region’s history.