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Though nearly 50 years old, the choreography in Stevenson’s Cinderella still holds up. Photo by Ellen Appel.

Texas Ballet Theater’s Sweet Feet

Impressive dancing brought Texas Ballet Theater’s Cinderella to life again.
Leonard Eureka
Of all fairy tales, Cinderella is probably the most familiar. It has been recounted in books, plays, movies, TV shows, operas, and ballets. Each generation seems to embrace the story: A gentle young woman goes to live with a se...


Cinderella is one of TBT’s most lavish productions.

Fancy Feet

Leonard Eureka
Texas Ballet Theater will present five performances of its popular Cinderella this weekend at Bass Performance Hall. The company gave several performances of the ballet in Richardson’s Eisemann Center earlier this month. TBT ...



Carolyn Judson was wonderful in Texas Ballet Theater’s Classic Combination. Ellen Appel.

Birthday for Ben

To celebrate the artistic director’s 80th anniversary, TBT danced up a storm.
Leonard Eureka
Ben Stevenson, artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater, turns 80 next month, and the company began celebrating early last weekend with a stunning triple bill at Bass Performance Hall. Classic Combination featured three great ...


TBT returns with a Classic Combination.

Back to Texas Ballet Theater

Leonard Eureka
Starting the year with a full repertory program, Texas Ballet Theater will present three classic gems from the last century in Bass Performance Hall this weekend. Harald Lander’s Études and Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Or ...



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Nuts a-Crackin’

Leonard Eureka
Tis the season for The Nutcracker, and Texas Ballet Theater begins a 17-performance run of the Tchaikovsky classic Friday at Bass Performance Hall. The sumptuous production, choreographed by artistic director Ben Stevenson, fea...


Dracula is easily one of TBT’s most popular productions. And for good reason.

Lusty Dracula

Texas Ballet Theater’s spooktacular classic was a rip-roaring blast.
Leonard Eureka
In his 27 years leading the Houston Ballet, Ben Stevenson choreographed many full-length ballets, from Swan Lake to Don Quixote and beyond, including four of his own creations: The Snow Maiden, Peer Gynt, Cleopatra, and Dracula...



Texas Ballet Theater’s blockbuster Dracula returns to Bass Hall this weekend.

Dracula Returns

Leonard Eureka
Following the lead of movies, TV shows, and novels, Texas Ballet Theater revives Dracula this weekend –– just in time for Halloween. Opening TBT’s season in Fort Worth, the blockbuster will darken Bass Hall five times, ev...


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’

LEONARD EUREKA
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...