Posts Tagged ‘dancer’

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...


Mao’s Last Dancer

TBT’s Ben Stevenson is a character in this rags-to-riches tale of Li Cunxin.
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Mao’s Last Dancer is the ultimate rags to riches saga. The film is based on the life of dancer Li Cunxin. Born dirt-poor in a remote Chinese village, he made it halfway around the world by age 20 to become a principal dancer ...



TBT Revives The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater’s only slightly marred productions were rousing overall.
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The Sleeping Beauty is a lot for any ballet company to chew on. It includes an enormous cast, many solos, lots of character dances, large ensembles, three changes of elaborate costumes over four acts, crowd scenes galore, and a...


The Kids Are All Right

KRISTIAN LIN
This whole decade has been pretty much a waste for Robert De Niro. A lucrative waste, but even so …



TBT Comes to Life

Kultur
Texas Ballet Theater’s performances of Coppelia last weekend in Bass Performance Hall fulfilled a promise made several years ago.


Leaps and Bounds

Big Ticket
Texas Ballet Theater revives Coppélia this weekend in Bass Performance Hall, with four performances of Ben Stevenson’s popular version of the evening-length classic. Four couples are scheduled to dance the romantic leads of ...