Houston Ballet 2012-2013 Season Brochure
The highlights of our new season will be the revivals of three blockbuster productions from our repertoire: Trey McIntyre’s magnificent Peter Pan and Stanton Welch’s stagings of Madame Butterfly and La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer). In March 2013, Mr. Welch will create a new work for the company set to the music of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. We will also introduce six new works into the company’s repertoire by such acclaimed choreographers as George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and Aszure Barton. For more information about our 2012-2013 season, please visit houstonballet.org.
12 13 Stanton Welch � Artistic Director SeaSoN Rites of Passage It's like getting Madame Butterfly for free! Subscribe 12 13 SeaSoN Join Houston Ballet for an extraordinary season of master works and world premieres, highlighted by: trey Mcintyre's Peter Pan stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly and La Bayad�re The world premiere of stanton Welch's The Rite of Spring six new works added to Houston Ballet's repertoire Plus subscriber favorites: Ben stevenson's The Nutcracker and our one-night-only Jubilee of Dance artists of Houston Ballet in The Ladies. Subscribeto HoustonBallet's 2012-2013season! subscribers to our 2012-2013 season enjoy a host of exclusive benefits, including: � A savings of 17% off the price of single tickets for all sections of the theater, except founders boxes � The same great seats � Special subscriber discount pricing for The Nutcracker, Jubilee of Dance, and other subscriber add-on performances purchase of additional single tickets to regular season performances Ballet's biannual newsletter, Houston Ballet News for each performance � A 10% discount on the � Free ticket exchanges � Two free subscriber upgrade certificates that allow you to upgrade to a better seating section of the theater at two performances each year at no charge, based upon availability � A free subscription to Houston Call our subscriptions department today at 713.522.5538 or visit us online at houstonballet.org! 1 Clear reP Choreography: stanton Welch Music: Johann sebastian Bach 1 Madame Butterfly Choreography: stanton Welch Music: Giacomo Puccini, arranged by John lanchbery b September 6 � 16, 2012 in her cocoon, the butterfly is protected, sheltered in naivet�. it is only when she begins to emerge that she becomes vulnerable. Madame Butterfly, the story of a beautiful her family to marry an american naval Japanese geisha who gives up her faith and lieutenant, is at once compelling and heartbreaking. set to Puccini's powerful score with costumes and sets by Peter Farmer, stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly is a stunning achievement in neoclassical ballet performances on three continents. also on ballet danced to Bach. the program is Welch's Clear, a poignant that has been an international success, with " A vividly compelling piece of dance theater." New York PoSt 7:30 PM � September 6, 8, 14, 15, 2012 2:00 PM � September 9, 16, 2012 12 13 2 top: amy Fote in Madame Butterfly. Bottom (left to right): artists of Houston Ballet in Madame Butterfly; Peter Franc and Connor Walsh in Clear; artists of Houston Ballet in Clear. SeaSoN Crossing Cultures Subscribe - it's like getting Madame Butterfly for free! Call 713.5BALLET today. 3 reP 2 Julia adam Music: the Best little Klezmer Band in texas KeTUBaHBY aszure Barton Music: Johannes Brahms aWorlDPremIereBY THeBraHmS-HaYDNVarIaTIoNS, aHoUSToNBalleTPremIereBY twyla Tharp b September 20 � 30, 2012 Three of the world's leading female choreo- graphers take Houston Ballet on a spectacular unlike any other. Julia adam's Ketubah was odyssey of dance with a fall repertory program originally created in Houston. The tale of a traditional Jewish wedding, the ballet showcases the natural humor and story-telling style of the affable choreographer. already a Houston grapher aszure Barton creates a theatrical work specifically for dancers of Houston Ballet. and the legendary twyla Tharp demonstrates why she's recognized as one of the pioneers of contemporary dance with The Brahms7:30 PM � September 20, 22, 28, 29, 2012 2:00 PM � September 23, 30, 2012 4 favorite, acclaimed young Canadian choreo- Haydn Variations, a neoclassical milestone. " Variations on a Theme by Haydn... is not just a good work but a grand work." the BoStoN PhoeNix 12 13 Women@art SeaSoN Subscribers enjoy the best seats in the house! Visit houstonballet.org today! Karina Gonzalez � Matthew Karas/ dance Magazine 5 la Bayad�re Choreography: stanton Welch Music: l�on Minkus, arranged by John lanchbery (THeTemPleDaNCer) Passport tothe exotic reP b February 21 � March 3, 2013 temple. This is stanton Welch's La Bayad�re, a colorful version of the Russian classic, classical ballet with a touch of Bollywood. a brilliant fire god, opium dreams and a crashing 3 La Bayad�re is the lively story of nikiya the temple dancer, her lover solor, and the vengeance that keeps them apart � at least in this life. With lavish scenery depicting the performances highlighted by the famous shades scene, staged for the entire corps de ballet. La Bayad�re features mesmerizing classical jungles of india and costumes by Peter Farmer, 2:00 PM � February 24 and March 2, 3, 2013 7:30 PM � February 21, 23 and March 1, 2, 2013 Subscribers receive free ticket exchanges for maximum flexibility. Call 713.5BALLET today! 6 "This was easily one of the most incredible performances I've seen from Houston Ballet." DaNce ho uStoN 12 13 SeaSoN top: artists of Houston Ballet. Bottom (left to right): sara Webb and Connor Walsh; nozomi iijima; Kelly Myernick and Connor Walsh. 7 Therite ofSpring edwaard liang Music: lou Harrison aWorlDPremIereBY reP 4 Mark Morris leSaCreDUPrINTemPS(THerITe PaCIfIC,aHoUSToNBalleTPremIereBY stanton Welch Music: igor stravinsky ofSPrINg),aWorlDPremIereBY b March 7 � 17, 2013 When it was originally performed in 1913, The and Vaslav nijinsky, shocked the audience with its to mark the 100th anniversary of this exceptional work, stanton Welch is honoring the tradition of artistic collaboration with his own Le Sacre du famed australian painter Rosella namok. also audacious music and controversial subject matter. Rite of Spring, a collaboration of igor stravinsky printemps, a world premiere featuring art by the on the program is a world premiere by edwaard making his debut in Houston, and Pacific, a joyous ballet by american choreographer Mark Morris. 7:30 PM � March 7, 9, 15, 16, 2013 2:00 PM � March 10, 17, 2013 8 liang, an internationally renowned choreographer Subscribe and save 17%! Subscribe today at houstonballet.org. left: Kelly Myernick and Jessica Collado. Middle (top to bottom): Joseph Walsh; artists of Houston Ballet. Right: Charles-louis Yoshiyama. 12 13 SeaSoN " I was guided by no system whatever. I heard, and I wrote what I heard. I am the vessel through which The Rite of Spring passed." i g o r S t r av i N S k Y 9 reP 5 Ji� Kyli�n Music: leos Jan�cek BalleTImPerIal, SINfoNIeTTaBY George Balanchine Music: Peter i. tchaikovsky THeCoNCerTBY aHoUSToNBalleTPremIereBY Jerome Robbins Music: Fr�d�ric Chopin b May 30 � June 9, 2013 From the banks of the Vltava River to the grandeur of a Russian palace to the raindrenched sidewalks of Central Park, the spring repertory program is a fantastic voyage led by the grand masters of choreography. Ji� Kyli�n's Sinfonietta is an exuberant tribute to the Czech George Balanchine's homage to st. Petersburg, to the choreographer Marius Petipa, who he referred to as "the father of classic ballet," is famed american choreographer Jerome the active imaginations of new York City concert-goers. choreographer's homeland. Ballet Imperial is and to Russia's greatest composer. The Concert Robbins's laugh-out-loud funny reflection on 7:30 PM � May 30 and June 1, 7, 8, 2013 2:00 PM � June 2, 8, 9, 2013 Enjoy the same great seats for each performance - subscribe today! Call 713.BALLET. 10 Journey withthe masters "The Concert, surely the most comic ballet in existence." the New York tiMeS 12 13 SeaSoN left (top to bottom): artists of Houston Ballet in The Concert. Right: amy Fote in The Concert. 11 Tripto Neverland Peter Pan b reP 6 Choreography: trey Mcintyre Music: sir edward elgar, arranged by niel dePonte June 13 � 23, 2013 Join Wendy, Peter and the darling boys as they embark on a magical adventure to neverland. it's a magnificent world where people fly, where fairies are real, where crocodiles tick like clocks, and where boys never grow up. With swashbuckling swordfights, giant puppets, vibrant masks and colorful sets by Thomas Boyd, trey from beginning to end. it's a voyage navigated of youth yet understands the complexities of story has. Mcintyre's Peter Pan is an invigorating journey by a choreographer who appreciates the fantasies aging. Peter Pan may not have grown up, but his 7:30 PM � June 13, 15, 21, 22, 2013 2:00 PM � June 15, 16, 23, 2013 Subscribe - it's like getting Peter Pan for free! Visit houstonballet.org today. 12 "The most impressive, original, multi-act ballet created by an American choreographer in recent memory." DaNce view 12 13 SeaSoN left: ilya Kozadayev and James Gotesky. Middle (top to bottom): sara Webb and ilya Kozadayev; nicholas leschke, Photo: Jim Caldwell. Right: James Gotesky. 13 addthisperformance toyourseries! "The crown jewel of holiday entertainment." houStoN chroNicle The nutcracker Choreography: Ben stevenson, o.B.e. Music: Peter i. tchaikovsky b 12 13 SeaSoN November 23 � December 30, 2012 For mom, for dad, for brother and sis, The Nutcracker is a family tradition you don't want to miss. Join Clara on her colorful, magical journey. You'll travel through the land of the sweets to spain, Russia, China and France. Subscribers have their pick of the best Nutcracker seats! Subscribe today at houstonballet.org. You'll see a Christmas tree that grows to enor- mous heights, flying cooks, dancing flowers, and the magic, the laughter, the fun. it just wouldn't be the holidays without The Nutcracker. snow. lots and lots of beautiful snow. The music, 2:00 PM � November 24, 25* and December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 *Indicates discounted performance 7:30 PM � November 23*, 24* and December 1, 2*, 7*, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27*, 29* 14 Off icial Airline of Houston Ballet Shell Oil Company THeNUTCraCKer PrICINg Full P r ice Discounted Pe r f or mance Balcony II Balcony I Balcony Box $29.00 $35.00 $50.00 $19.00 $30.00 $45.00 $45.00 $50.00 $55.00 $52.00 $60.00 $65.00 $70.00 $80.00 $95.00 Grand Tier Side $50.00 Grand Tier $55.00 Orchestra Rear $60.00 Loge Circle Orchestra Loge Box $59.00 $64.00 $70.00 Orchestra Center $77.00 Orchestra Aisle $85.00 Founders Box $105.00 * Printed prices apply to subscribers only. Prices are subject to change for single ticket buyers. THeNUTCraCKer SeaTINg Brown Theater � Wortham Theater Center 2012PerformaNCeCaleNDarNovember 23 - December 30, 2012 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fr iday S at ur day n indicates discounted performance November 23 7:30 pm n November 24 2:00 pm 7:30 pm n December 1 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 8 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 15 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 22 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 29 2:00 pm 7:30 pm n November 25 2:00 pm n No Performance November 26 No Performance November 27 No Performance November 28 No Performance November 29 No Performanc e November 30 December 2 2:00 pm 7:30 pm n December 9 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 16 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 23 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 30 2:00 pm No Performance December 3 No Performance December 4 No Performance December 5 No Performance December 6 December 7 7:30 pm n No Performance December 10 No Performance December 11 No Performance December 12 No Performance December 13 December 14 7:30 pm No Performance December 17 December 18 7:30 pm n December 19 7:30 pm n December 20 7:30 pm n December 21 7:30 pm December 24 2:00 pm No Performance December 25 December 26 2:00 pm 7:30 pm December 27 2:00 pm 7:30 pm n December 28 2:00 pm top (left to right): Mireille Hassenboehler and linnar looris; Charles-louis Yoshiyama. Bottom: artists of Houston Ballet. 15 addthisperformance toyourseries! Jubilee of dance b 12 13 SeaSoN Friday, November 30, 2012 a glance back in time. a peek into the future. The Jubilee of Dance is a joyous and fleeting celebration of all that is Houston Ballet, a chance to honor our legends and find our future stars. With highlights of productions past and productions yet to come, this annual event is a rate. if tradition holds true, the finale will be to shine. Reserve your seats early, for the MEZZANINE REAR MEZZANINE FRONT MEZZANINE REAR MEZZANINE FRONT fast-paced evening that builds at a breathtaking a showstopper that allows each of the dancers Jubilee of Dance is an evening not to be missed. 7:30 PM � Friday, November 30, 2012 JUBIleeofDaNCe PrICINg Orchestra Side Front Orchestra Side Rear Grand Tier Side Grand Tier Loge Circle Orchestra Center Rear Loge Box Orchestra Orchestra Center Orchestra Aisle Founders Box BroWNTHeaTer T icket P r ice Wortham Theater Center $50.00 $60.00 $75.00 $85.00 $90.00 $90.00 $115.00 $130.00 $130.00 $140.00 $165.00 * Printed prices apply to subscribers only. Prices are subject to change for single ticket buyers. ORCHESTRA LEVEL ORCHESTRA CENTER ORCHESTRA AISLE ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA SIDE FRONT ORCHESTRA CENTER REAR ORCHESTRA SIDE REAR ORCHESTRA ORCHES ORCHES ORCHES ORCHES ORCHES ORCHES 16 Pleasure Trips left to Right: artists of Houston Ballet in The Ladies; artists of Houston Ballet in Vivacious Dispositions; Melody Mennite in Velocity. " I've learned that as a general rule with Houston Ballet, `one-night-only performance' means go, or you'll wish you would have." houStoN PreSS 17 addthisperformance toyourseries! 12 13 SeaSoN Cullen series: les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montr�al artistic director: Gradimir Pankov Cantata Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti Music: Gruppo Musicale assurd Four SeaSonS Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti Music: antonio Vivaldi b February 1 � 2, 2013 Get your passports ready. You're being Canadiens de Montr�al. This dynamic transported to italy, via les Grands Ballets ballet company will present two works by of Rome. Set to the familiar and always stirring music of Vivaldi, Four Seasons is choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, a native among Bigonzetti's newest works, created specifically for the Canadian company. His recognized and ever-popular Cantata is a passionate homage to the Italian culture and music tradition, evoking a wild Mediterranean society for the Performing arts. beauty. The program is co-presented with Destination: Italy CUlleNSerIeS PrICINg T icket P r ice Orchestra Side Front Orchestra Side Rear Orchestra Center Mezzanine Front above and Right: les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montr�al in Four Seasons. Photos: Robert etcheverry. $19.00 $35.00 $56.00 $60.00 $65.00 8:00 PM � February 1, 2, 2013 Mezzanine Rear 18 " Dance at its drop-dead, dazzling best." Pit tSBurgh PoSt-gazet te CUlleNTHeaTer Wortham Theater Center MEZZANINE REAR MEZZANINE FRONT 19 addthisperformance toyourseries! spring showcase b HoUSToNBalleT'S BeNSTeVeNSoNaCaDemY 12 13 SeaSoN april 26 � 27, 2013 the future of Houston Ballet looks very bright young artists of Houston Ballet's professional their multitude of talents. They will dance a indeed. in the spring showcase, the gifted if the quality of students is any indication, training program perform works that spotlight variety of ballets, some created on professional companies, others choreographed especially for the program and for the young dancers. Come, see if you can spot the stars of tomorrow. 7:00 PM � April 26, 2013 1:30 PM � April 27, 2013 aCaDemYSPrINg SHoWCaSePrICINg Orchestra Side Front Orchestra Side Rear Mezzanine Rear Orchestra Center Mezzanine Front CUlleNTHeaTer T icket P r ice Wortham Theater Center MEZZANINE REAR MEZZANINE FRONT $26.00 $39.00 $41.00 $46.00 $49.00 20 Backto thefuture ORCHES ORC ORC ORC ORC ORC ORC " Don't let the student label fool you. Most of these `pre-professionals' have been perfecting their art for more than a decade." houStoN chroNicle left to Right: sareen tchekmedyian in Brigade; liana Carpio and Chunwai Chan in Sylvia; Jacquelyn long in A Time to Dance. 21 memBerSHIPS 12 13 SeaSoN b PreSIDeNT'SCIrCle-$6,500 b DemIPaTroNS-$1,500 Join our Ballet Family! support Houston Ballet Through Membership For information on any of these giving categories, please contact our Development Department at 713.523.6300, or visit our website at houstonballet.org. all benefits of ambassadors plus: � Exclusive seated dinner with Houston Ballet executive and artistic staff all benefits of encore plus: � Invitations to private company rehearsals at the Center for Dance and technical rehearsals at the Wortham Theater Center � Valet parking at any three performances (excludes The Nutcracker) � Complimentary beverages at any three performances � Complimentary bottle of wine in the Founder's Salon when dining pre-performance � Special recognition in Houston Ballet News � Travel opportunities to see the company perform nationally and abroad � Invitation to Spring Ambassador Party � Invitations to all Houston Ballet special events including Ballet Ball and Nutcracker Market eNCore-$750 b b amBaSSaDorS-$3,200 all benefits of demi Patrons plus: � Valet parking at one performance (excludes The Nutcracker) � Valet parking at all performances (excludes The Nutcracker) � Complimentary beverages at one performance � Invitations to select Houston Ballet special events � Four complimentary reserved seats to Houston Ballet performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre � Private Green Room receptions during opening night intermissions with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres � Annual parties in Houston's most beautiful homes featuring wine and elegant dinner buffets � Annual subscription to Houston Ballet News � Personal concierge for ticketing needs including highest priority for requests, exchanges, and upgrades � Full year listing in Playbill, Houston Ballet's performance program b HoUSToNBalleTgUIlD-$60 � Exclusive volunteer opportunities at Houston Ballet � Social events throughout the season � Flexible activities to suit a variety of schedules and interests b JUNIorPaTroNS-$60 � Available to ages 3-13 � Post-performance reception in Green Room with cookies and lemonade following select matinee performances � Meet-and-greet dancers on-stage including photo opportunities and keepsake dancer cards � Junior Patrons t-shirt b BalleTBarre subscription package or $60 add-on to any full season subscription � Young Professionals for Houston Ballet � Experience ballet while networking with contemporaries � Wine receptions in the Brown Alcove during 2nd intermission of select opening night performances � Social and fundraising events throughout the season 22 left: aria alekzander with a Junior Patrons member. Photo: leonel nerio/art institute of Houston north. Below: Members of the Houston Ballet Family. Photos: Zuzana leckova/art institute of Houston north; PWl studio; Valerie Reeves/art institute of Houston north; Bobby Moseley. 23 SUBSCrIBeTodayandsave17% 12 13 SeaSoN Call 713.5BALLET (713.522.5538) to guarantee the best seats! to order: b oNlINe: subscriber Benefits b PrIorITYSeaTINg: b exClUSIVeSUBSCrIBer oPTIoNS: houstonballet.org b BYPHoNe: You are assured the same great seats for all performances. b freeSUBSCrIBerUPgraDe CerTIfICaTeS: You will enjoy priority seating for exclusive subscriber options, including: The Nutcracker, Houston Ballet academy spring showcase, Jubilee of dance, and Cullen series. Prices valid through august 1, 2012. b HoUSToNBalleTNeWS: Call 713.5Ballet (713.522.5538) Monday � Friday, 9 am � 5 pm b BYfax: 713.523.4038 (24 hours a day) b INPerSoN: Houston Ballet Box office at Wortham Theater Center, 550 Prairie street (between smith and Bagby). 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DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM PRESTON WORTHAM THEATER CENTER Sesquicentennial Park Wortham Center PRAIRIE ALLEY THEATRE TEXAS Alley Theatre LOUISIANA BAGBY TRAVIS SMITH Jones Plaza M O EM AL RI 24 MAIN BAYOU PLACE MILAM orderonlineathoustonballet.org or use the Mail Order Form between page 14 & 15 of this brochure. 2012-2013SerIeSDaTeS Here are the six productions in your subscription: T hursday E vening First S aturday E vening F irst Sunday M atinee Friday Evening Second S aturday Evening S econ d S unda y M atin e e 7:30 pm Se r ies A 7:30 pm Se r ies B 2:00 pm Se r ies C 7:30 pm Se r ies E 7:30 pm Se r ies F 2:00 pm Se r ies G 1 Madame Butterfly 2 Women@Art 3 La Bayad�re 4 The Rite of Spring 5 Journey with the Masters 6 Peter Pan Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Feb. 21 March 7 May 30 June 13 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Feb. 23 March 9 June 1 June 15 Sept. 9 Sept. 23 Feb. 24 March 10 June 2 June 16 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 March 1 March 15 June 7 June 21 Sept. 15 Sept. 29 March 2 March 16 June 8 June 22 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 March 3 March 17 June 9 June 23 2012-2013SerIeSPrICINg T hursday E vening Friday/ Saturday Evenings F riday/ Saturday S enior or S tudent S unday M atinees Sund a y M atin e e s Senio r o r S tude n t 7:30 pm Se r ies A 7:30 pm Se r ies B, E, F 7:30 pm Se r ies B, E, F 2:00 pm Se r ies C, G 2:00 pm Se r ies C, G Orchestra Side Front Orchestra Side Rear Grand Tier Orchestra Orchestra Center Rear Loge Box Orchestra Center Orchestra Aisle Founders Box* SOLD OUT! 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With nine studios, a 200-seat and more, our spectacular new home is the future with the opening of the Center for dance performance space, an enormous costume shop largest professional dance facility in the nation. level of artistic excellence to Houston Ballet, it will allow the company to further the mission than ever. not only will the Center for dance bring a new of outreach, bringing dance to more Houstonians images courtesy of Gensler. Photos: nic lehoux. 26 "Houston Ballet's Center for Dance is a visual reminder of Houston's commitment to the performing arts and a living billboard for dance." i N t e r N at i o N a l B u S i N e S S t i M e S Soaring toNew Heights 27 SPoNSorSHIP 12 13 SeaSoN Proud sponsors of Houston Ballet's 2012-2013 subscription Campaign Off icial Airline of Houston Ballet Houston Ballet is exceedingly grateful to the following corporations, foundations, and public agencies for their extraordinary generosity. � American Express � Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation � Baker Botts L.L.P. � The Brown Foundation � CBS Radio � Chevron � The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance � ConocoPhillips � COX Radio � Houston � The Cullen Foundation � The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts � The Events Company � Fayez Sarofim & Co. � Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. � Houston Ballet Guild � Houston Chronicle � Houston Endowment Inc. � JPMorgan Chase � KHOU TV � KPMG L.L.P. � KPRC TV 2 � KUHT TV � M.D. Anderson Foundation � The Methodist Hospital System � National Endowment for the Arts � OMEGA � Randalls Food Markets � Reliant Park � Shell Oil Company � The Shubert Foundation, Inc. � Sterling-Turner Foundation � Texas Monthly � United Airlines � Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. � Wells Fargo � The Wortham Foundation, Inc. 28 artists of Houston Ballet.