“THRILLING AND MULTI-FACETED. THE COMPANY HAS A GIFT FOR THEATRICAL EXPRESSION.”
The artistry and precision of the Houston Ballet are among the most exquisite in the world. Seldom seen on the East Coast, their return to City Center celebrates their 50th Anniversary with a series of New York premieres that are as diverse as its company members.
The legendary Mark Morris, acclaimed for the offbeat brilliance of his work with ballet companies, created The Letter V for the Houston Ballet in 2015. Never before seen in New York, the piece is the choreographer's lighthearted and graceful response to Haydn's Symphony No. 88 in G Major and offers a “wealth of felicities” according to The New York Times.
The all-male Come In, by Aszure Barton, features 14 dancers who easily transition between impressive group synchronicity and enthralling solo work. The piece, originally created for Mikhail Baryshnikov, has been called "unsentimentally touching" and "an eloquent work" by The New York Times.
Optimism is contagious in Justin Peck’s Reflections. Dancers are costumed in radiant hues that accent energetic choreography—a lively embodiment of joy, youthfulness, and belonging. Dual piano players drive the action on stage with a contemporary score by Sufjan Stevens.
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The Letter V (NY Premiere, Houston Ballet Commission), Choreography by Mark Morris
Come In, Choreography by Aszure Barton
Reflections (NY Premiere, Houston Ballet Commission), Choreography by Justin Peck
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