Texas Ballet Theater Announces 2005-06 Season

Classic Arts News   Texas Ballet Theater Announces 2005-06 Season
Texas Ballet Theater will perform several works by artistic director Ben Stevenson and a new piece set to music of Tina Turner in 2005-06, tthe company announced.

Stevenson, the much-admired longtime director of the Houston Ballet, has led Texas Ballet Theater—formerly known as Fort Worth Dallas Ballet—since 2003.

Stevenson's Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokoviev's score, will open the season at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. His version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker will follow in December, at both Bass Hall and Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas.

A mixed program in February 2006 will include Stevenson's Image, a dance portrait of Marilyn Monroe set to Mahler; a new work by TBT dancer Peter Zweifel set to music of Chopin and Vivaldi; and a new work by Tim O'Keefe, Stevenson's assistant, set to Turner's music.

The details of a repertory program in March have not yet been announced. The season will end with performances of Stevenson's Cinderella, set to Prokofiev, in both Dallas and Fort Worth.

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