Posts Tagged ‘tbt’

Behind Your Ballet

Like all nonprofit performing arts institutions, Texas Ballet Theater has its hobgoblins to battle: meeting projected attendance figures, coming in under budget, generating new fans and potential donors – all part of the ...

Fly By Night

TBT revives Dracula and longs for a new eastward lair.
Not long after he took over Texas Ballet Theater five years ago, director Ben Stevenson produced Dracula.

A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
From a humble American beginning at the San Francisco Ballet under war-rationing restrictions in 1944, The Nutcracker has become a national Christmas tradition, performed by seemingly every dance company in the country, every y...


The battle lines on the turf of racial equality are clearly drawn in Jubilee Theatre’s Permanent Collection.
With recent controversies surrounding the so-called Jena Six and the Duke lacrosse team rape fiasco, it’s hard to think of a more timely play than Jubilee Theatre’s current, rough-rattling production of Thomas Gibbons’ Pe...

A Real Big Shoe

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It’s strut-your-stuff time for Texas Ballet Theater.

Playthings No More

Both MCB and TBT deliver rousing renditions of the holiday classic, the Nutcracker.
Two major Nutcrackers come our way each December, in addition to the countless studio versions that dot the landscape.

A Tiara for TBT

There’s nothing sleepy about this Beauty.
Of Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets — Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty — the last is the most engaging, some would argue his best. The Russian composer reveled in giving life to fantasy, and the fairy tale of a...

Great ‘Beauty’

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Texas Ballet Theater takes a giant leap into the classics with four performances of Tchaikovsky’s colossal Sleeping Beauty this weekend in Bass Performance Hall. Heavy-duty dancing and costly scenic demands create a more lavi...