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  • 10 January 2018
Houston Ballet "Cacti" - photo: Amitava Sarkar

After the recent hurricane hit, shows had to be rescheduled and postponed for the ever popular Houston Ballet. But now, we're happy to share that they're back, and ready for an amazing season. Despite their beloved Wortham Theatre still needing repairs, the company has decided to bring a full line up of shows for their Houston Ballet’s "Hometown Tour." The Spring season will include a new program, titled “Rock, Rolls, and Tutus,” which is just one of several “Unconventional Ballets at the Convention Center.” It’s the company's theme this year, and it totally makes sense. They have had to overcome many obstacles, and really think outside of the box. There is absolutely nothing conventional about this ballet company, who - despite having serious drawbacks due to the storm - has decided to press on and move forward. The second program in the "Unconventional" series, "Play," even includes an immersive element. The stage will actually reach into the audience on three sides, allowing the viewers to connect more fully with the work and the dancers. Houston Ballet is a great example of what joy and innovation can do in the face of trials and tribulations. We're looking forward to what else they have to offer in the future!

photo: Amitava Sarkar