Stanton Welch Swan Lake and Christopher Bruce World Premiere Highlight Houston Ballet's 2005-06 Season

Classic Arts News   Stanton Welch Swan Lake and Christopher Bruce World Premiere Highlight Houston Ballet's 2005-06 Season
 
Houston Ballet's 2005-06 season will feature a new production of Swan Lake, choreographed by artistic director Stanton Welch, the company announced.

The new production, with costumes and sets designed by Kristian Fredrikson, will replace former artistic director Ben Stevenson's 21-year-old version.

The season opens with the company premiere of John Cranko's Onegin in September, followed later than month by a program called Mentors & Prodigy, featuring the world premiere of a new work by Brian Enos, the company premiere of Jir‹ Kylišn's Forgotten Land, and Welch's Divergence.

The company's gala December performance features company premieres of Welch's Wildlife, set to Australian composer John Antill's Corroboree, along with Julia Adam's The Medium is the Message.

After the holiday season's Nutcracker, the company presents the new Swan Lake in February, and then in March a mixed-repertory program, called Dance the World Round, that features a world premiere work by Christopher Bruce, his fourth with the company. The program also includes George Balanchine's Western Symphony and Welch's Indigo.

The spring repertory program, called Classical X 3, includes Welch's Velocity and Play, both company premieres, performed along with Kenneth MacMillan's Gloria.

The season ends with Don Quixote, in Stevenson's version, premiered by Houston Ballet in 1995.

In November, the company's Cullen Series presents Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montr_al performing excerpts from seven Ohad Naharin ballets.


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