Nevertheless, the long-anticipated Houston premiere of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling opened on schedule thanks to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, which opened its doors without hesitation.
“This production [of Mayerling] is much the finest work I have seen by Houston Ballet”
– Alastair MacCaulay, New York Times
The Wortham serves as an important storage location for our costumes. Forty years of Houston Ballet history was lost to floodwaters. Wigs, tights, leotards, and specialty items to more than 50 productions were completely destroyed.
These are just a few examples of some of the costumes lost. They include Mark Morris' The Letter V, Aszure Barton's Angular Momentum, and Christopher Bruce's Hush.
Houston Ballet is committed to upholding its reputation as a world class ballet company. As Stanton Welch, Artistic Director, says of the company, “it is a choreographer’s Eden;” an environment that draws the most important choreographers and stagers working in ballet today. Continuing this level of artistry is vital to maintaining the caliber of Houston Ballet.
Pictured here (from left to right):
Tim Harbour leading Houston Ballet Artists through rehearsal of his Filigree & Shadow, Edwaard Liang leading Houston Ballet Artists through his world premiere of Murmuration, Merrill Ashley leading Houston Ballet Artists through a rehearsal of George Balanchine's Symphony in C.
Being displaced from the Wortham Theater Center is the greatest financial threat Houston Ballet has ever faced -- but getting our dancers back to the stage is vital to Houston’s recovery.
Now more than ever, the support of the Houston Ballet family and the Houston community is essential to Houston Ballet's continued recovery. To support Houston Ballet, please visit houstonballet.org/donate
Stanton Welch AM
Houston Ballet Artists