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Grab Your Partner

Texas Ballet Theater’s ability to perform evening-length classics and contemporary dance pieces with equal ease was brought to mind last weekend when the company...

Poe Notes

Horror is particularly hard to do on the stage. A theater director doesn’t have the editing tricks and CGI available to filmmakers, nor can...

JFK Unbound

As crowds piled into Bass Performance Hall last weekend, young men and women wearing cardigans, sharp suits with thin ties, box dresses, and other...

Texas Ballet Theater’s Sweet Feet

Of all fairy tales, Cinderella is probably the most familiar. It has been recounted in books, plays, movies, TV shows, operas, and ballets. Each...

Birthday for Ben

Ben Stevenson, artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater, turns 80 next month, and the company began celebrating early last weekend with a stunning triple...

Strange Odors

My other duties at this publication have kept me away from reviewing theater for a while, but I got back on that horse this...

Intimacy and Impact

Next year is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, and it’s a classical music organization whose...

Lusty Dracula

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...

Bart to the Future

The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes...

Well Don

Reading Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a strangely unsettling experience. It was written when the novel form was just being invented, which is...