Texas Ballet Theater presents Artistic Director's Choice
Texas Ballet Theater will present two masterworks from noted choreographers and composers, along with a brand new ballet.
Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine worked to put into dance form the essence of the jewels that he admired. Rubies is one act of from the world's first ever plotless ballet, Jewels. In this act, the dancers race like lightening across the stage to an upbeat jazz-inflected score.
Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxatposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, it is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners.
Texas Ballet Theater will present a world premiere by Jonathan Watkins, commissioned specifically for their dancers. Watkins is an internationally recognized choreographer and a former company member of The Royal Ballet.