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Following Harvey, Houston Ballet's Spring Season is Back On Track

Artists of Houston Ballet in Alexander Ekman's "Cacti." Photo by Amitava Sarkar, Courtesy Houston Ballet.

When Hurricane Harvey badly damaged Houston Ballet's Wortham Theater Center this fall, all programming was cancelled and the fate of the company's upcoming season was unclear. Yet over the past few months, the greater performing arts community has pulled together to help the company get its fall season back on its feet. This week Houston Ballet announced new dates and venues for its Spring 2018 Season.

The spring season will continue the company's "Hometown Tour" of Houston theaters that they began for Nutcracker season, switching between the George R. Brown Convention Center's General Assembly Hall and Resilience Theatre (a fitting name, no?), Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall, and the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. The company is making light of the situation, titling their two mixed repertoire programs scheduled for the Brown Center "Unconventional Ballets at the Convention Center." (They've also had plenty of fun with wordplay while advertising their productions of The Nutcracker held in Sugar Land, TX, a city just south of Houston.) The season showcases the full diversity of Houston Ballet's offerings, from Alexander Ekman to Don Quixote to a world premiere by artistic director Stanton Welch celebrating Houston's resilience.

Sara Webb and Connor Walsh with Artists of Houston Ballet in "Swan Lake" choreographed by Stanton Welch. Photo by Amitava Sarkar, Courtesy Houston Ballet.

The company's full list of new dates and venues are listed below:


Rock, Roll & Tutus

Unconventional Ballets at the Convention Center

March 1-4, 2018 George R. Brown Convention Center's Resilience Theatre


Don Quixote

April 13-15, 2018 The Hobby Center for the Performing ArtsSarofim Hall


Artists of Houston Ballet in"Don Quixote" choreographed by Ben Stevenson. Photo by Amitava Sarkar, Courtesy Houston Ballet.

Academy Spring Showcase

May 24-26, 2018 Moores Opera House at the University of Houston


Play, the program formerly titled Global Movements

Unconventional Ballets at the Convention Center

June 8-10, 2018 George R. Brown Convention Center's General Assembly Hall


Swan Lake

June 23-July 1, 2018 Jones Hall

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