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07 | Bespoke opens at the Houston Ballet (Downtown)




7:30pm or 2pm


Wortham Theater Center | 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX


From the organizer:

We are thrilled to share the exciting news about The Houston Ballet’s upcoming 2023-2024 Season, which celebrates Stanton Welch AM’s incredible 20-year tenure as Artistic Director of the Company. This season promises to be one of the best yet, as it features a diverse range of works from some of the most notable choreographers in dance history and up-and-coming creators. With six world premieres and three Houston Ballet premieres on the program, audiences will experience a spectacular lineup of groundbreaking works from Welch’s remarkable 20-year tenure.

Bespoke Bespoke (Houston Ballet Premiere) | March 7 – 17, 2024
Choreographer: Stanton Welch AM | Music: Johann Sebastian Bach Overgrown Path (Houston Ballet Premiere) | Choreographer: Jiří Kylián | Music: Leoš Janáček Filigree and Shadow | Choreographer: Tim Harbour | Music: 48nord (Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert)

Bespoke brings a fresh mixed repertory program with three ballets never-before-seen on the Wortham Theater stage. Continuing the long-standing commitment to bringing Jiří Kylián’s work to Houston, the program adds another of his works to the Company repertoire with the premiere of Kylián’s Overgrown Path. Set to the deeply moving score from composer Leoš Janáček, the work was created in 1980 for Nederlands Dance Theater in dedication to the legendary choreographer Antony Tudor. Making its Houston Ballet debut, Stanton Welch’s Bespoke was created on San Francisco Ballet in 2018. Set to a series of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concertos, the ballet explores dancers’ love for their artform and the fleeting cycle of being a performer, with motifs of time present throughout the piece. Joining the two Houston premieres is Australian choreographer Tim Harbour’s rhythmic, fast-paced Filigree and Shadow, taking the stage at the Company’s home theater for the first time after its debut during the Hometown Tour following Hurricane Harvey in 2018.

  • At 7:30 PM on on March 7,9,15,16, 2024
  • At 2:00 PM on on March 10,17, 2024

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