Houston Ballet continues its 48th season with the mixed repertory program Global Movements, May 24 – June 3, 2018.
This mixed rep features Stanton Welch’s The Four Seasons, the Houston Ballet premiere of William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, and the Houston Ballet premiere of Trey McIntyre’s In Dreams.
Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s elegant elegy to Vivaldi’s famed collection of violin concertos The Four Seasons returns to Houston Ballet. Experience spring, summer, autumn, and winter in this poignant narrative on the passage of time with luxurious costumes by Kandis Cook and striking sets by Thomas Boyd.
This will be Houston Ballet’s second time performing The Four Seasons as part of its main season.
The esteemed choreographer William Forsythe returns to set Pas/Parts 2016, a contemporary ballet that expands and explores the boundaries of human movement to Thom Willems’ pulsating score. Originally created for Paris Opera Ballet then reformatted for San Francisco Ballet, Pas/Parts 2016 alternates between the many exciting movement dualities found in dance today.
This will be Houston Ballet’s first time performing William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016. Previous works by William Forsythe in Houston Ballet’s repertoire are The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, In the middle, somewhat elevated, and Artifact Suite.
Houston Ballet veteran and former Choreographic Associate Trey McIntyre also makes his return, setting his contemporary ballet In Dreams with songs by the legendary musician, Roy Orbison. McIntyre’s bold choreography pairs the movement of ballet, the soul of bluegrass, and the swagger of rockabilly.
This will be Houston Ballet’s first time performing In Dreams. Previous ballets by Trey McIntyre in Houston Ballet’s repertoire are Skeleton Clock, Curupira, Touched, Second Before the Ground, Bound, Peter Pan, and The Shadow.
The Four Seasons (2007)
Music by Antonio Vivaldi – “The Four Seasons” : Concerto No. 1, Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring” (La primavera), Concerto No. 2 Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer” (L’estate), Concerto No. 3, Op. 8, RV 293, “Autumn” (L’autunno) Concerto No. 4, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” (L’inverno)
Choreography by Stanton Welch
Costume Design: Kandis Cook
Scenic Design: Thomas Boyd
Lighting Design: Christina R. Giannelli
Pas/Parts 2016 (2016)
Music by Thom Willems
Choreography by William Forsythe
Costume Design: Stephen Galloway
Scenic and Lighting Design: William Forsythe
In Dreams (2007)
Composer: Roy Orbison
Choreography by Trey McIntyre
Costume Design: The Bisou Consortium
Scenic Design: Travis C. Richardson
Lighting Design: Nicholas Phillips
Pictured: Artists of San Francisco Ballet in William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016.