Posts Tagged ‘ballet’
The dancing was first-rate during Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program.

Soldiering On

Despite some setbacks, Ballet Concerto’s annual summer concert was a blast.
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During its four-day annual outdoor concert last weekend, Ballet Concerto had to fight through two major setbacks. Usually the company has to worry about only the weather. Too hot, too wet. But this year during set-up week, vand...


Michelle Gifford leads Ballet Concerto’s annual Summer Dance Concert.

Ballet Concerto Time

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For its annual Summer Dance Concert, Ballet Concerto will revive three ballets from its extensive repertory. The nonprofit company will celebrate 31 years this week under the direction of founder Margo Dean. Popular duo Michell...



Lambarena will be performed as part of TBT’s spring repertory, Fri-Sun.

Spring Fling

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Texas Ballet Theater brings two major works to Bass Performance Hall this weekend, plus a sprinkling of pas de deux. The two main attractions are Glen Tetley’s powerful Voluntaries, set to Francis Poulenc’s concerto for org...


There’s only one way to settle this issue: dance-fight!

Mistletoes

Texas Ballet Theater’s new Nutcracker rocks.
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The holidays took on a warm, fuzzy glow with the opening of Texas Ballet Theater’s glorious new production of The Nutcracker in Bass Performance Hall last weekend. A gift from the now-defunct Ballet Florida of West Palm Beach...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 7 The sudden death of Argentinian director Fabián Bielinsky in 2006 meant that he only left behind two completed feature films. They are both masterpieces, and tonight KinoMonda shows his earlier one, the 2001 crime th...


TBT’s Nutcracker Arrives

Time for mistletoe-shoes for Texas Ballet Theater’s annual tradition.
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December is Nutcracker time, and Texas Ballet Theater brings its big, plush production to Bass Performance Hall on Friday for a two-week run. Ballet Frontier presented a less ambitious but satisfying account of the popular holi...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 “I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.” During a golden age of English comedy, George Farquhar’s farce The Beaux’ Stratagem was one of its greatest lights. Sadly, the Irish playwright was ...


TBT’s Giselle: New Heights

Texas Ballet Theater puts on ethereal but visceral production of theRomantic ballet.
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Giselle, a Romantic ballet from the 1840s, travels from happiness to tragedy to a redemptive finale, leaving you moved and glowing rather than exhilarated by the end. Girl doesn’t get boy, as in many storybook ballets; rather...



Finally, Giselle

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It’s hard to believe that in more than 40 years of creating and staging ballets in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas Ballet Theater artistic director Ben Stevenson has never staged his own version of Giselle. He did oversee the R...


Harding’s Installment Plan

In ways très elegant, the young Fort Worth artist rages against the machine.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a lot going on beneath the surface of Fort Worth artist Timothy Harding’s work, although it’s not always apparent at first. He earned a master’s in painting at TCU and currently specializes in stark, somewhat de...