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Though the title of Jiri Kylian’s 1991 ballet losely translates into “little death,” an old French euphemism for “orgasm,” there wasn’t really anything sexual or erotic onstage.

Texas Ballet Theater: In Fine Form

Though a tad redundant, Artistic Director’s Choice was Grade-A quality.
Leonard Eureka
Repertory programs showcasing three or four short ballets, with a pas de deux thrown in sometimes for spice, have been the savior of small companies for decades. Little or no scenery and simple costumes keep production costs lo...


Carolyn Judson and Cal Coomer may have never been better.

Merry Me

Though billed as an epic, Texas Ballet Theater’s latest was really an intimate drama.
Leonard Eureka
Most people may know The Merry Widow as a Franz Lehar operetta sung on stage and screen. The engaging melodies have pleased countless audiences since its 1905 premiere. Fewer know it as a ballet, adapted and choreographed by Ro...



TBT’s hilarious satire The Nutty Nutcracker will be part of the Nutcracker festivities this month.

Get to Crackin’

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Rounding out this year’s salute to Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets, Texas Ballet Theater begins its annual performances of The Nutcracker Friday in Bass Performance Hall. The company presented Swan Lake in May and Sleepin...


Carolyn Judson was spectacular as Aurora, perhaps her best role.

What a Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater opened its season brilliantly with a lavish classic.
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There probably isn’t a better way to open a dance season than with a lavish production of Sleeping Beauty with choreography by Ben Stevenson, sets and costumes by Broadway designer Desmond Heeley, and a Tchaikovsky score that...



Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer in Texas Ballet Theater’s Sleeping Beauty.

A Prince’s Kiss

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Texas Ballet Theater continues its run of Tchaikovsky ballets with season-opening performances of Sleeping Beauty this weekend in Bass Performance Hall. The sparkling production was designed by Tony Award-winning Desmond Heeley...


Bass night

Bass Hall Resident Arts Groups Fight To Keep Free Parking – Updated

Edward Brown
Bass Performance Hall’s resident arts groups — the Van Cliburn Foundation, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra — are sounding the alarm after being notified that they may soon lose ac...



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TBT’s Swan Lake: Full Bloom

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Since taking over Texas Ballet Theater 10 years ago, artistic director Ben Stevenson has presented a wealth of full-length ballets here that he created during his long tenure with the Houston Ballet. One of the most rewarding i...


Pictured with Carolyn Judson, TBT principal Lucas Priolo will close out his career with Swan Lake.

Dive into Swan Lake

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Saving the best for last, Texas Ballet Theater ends its season this weekend with five performances of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra resumes its place in the pit and will be heard again next season...



Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.

Voices, Arms Raised

Modern choreography finds Texas Ballet Theater in fine form.
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For a small regional company with a modest budget, Texas Ballet Theater rarely ceases to amaze, producing performances that are grand and memorable. Since artistic director Ben Stevenson took over 10 years ago, bringing with hi...


TBT’s annual repertory program includes a North Texas premiere.

Stepping Out

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People who like variety in dance programs are in luck this week. For its annual repertory program, Texas Ballet Theater will tackle works by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine, and company director Ben Stevenson MacMillan...