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  • Houston Ballet - Poetry in Motion

    Sep 8 - 17, 2017

  • Houston Ballet - Mayerling

    Sep 21 - Dec 1, 2017

  • Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake

    Oct 19, 2017

  • Houston Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Nov 24 - Dec 28, 2017

  • Houston Ballet: Swan Lake

    Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2018

Houston Ballet - Poetry in Motion Poster

Houston Ballet - Poetry in Motion

Brown Theater

September 8 - 17, 2017

Join Houston Ballet for this delightfully pitched mixed repertory that celebrates some of the most interesting and iconic choreographers of this and the last century. Led by George Balanchine's ravishing Symphony in C and ending in a Houston Ballet premiere by Stanton Welch, fans of contemporary ballet will not want to miss this evocative showcase of the company's extensive talents.

Houston Ballet - Mayerling Poster

Houston Ballet - Mayerling

Brown Theater

September 21 - December 1, 2017

Houston Ballet continues their commitment to presenting innovative and powerful pieces by becoming the first American company to stage this production of ballet legend Sir Kenneth MacMillan's compelling Mayerling. An adaptation of the true tale of a tragic murder-suicide in the heart of Vienna in 1889, Mayerling is a lavish affair set to a powerful score by John Lanchbery from compositions by Franz Liszt.

Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake Poster

Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake

Cullen Theater

October 19, 2017

Formed of the three most established ballet schools in Russia, The Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake comprises the country's biggest rising ballet stars. Now touring the world, they are performing the most famous ballet of all; Swan Lake. This enchanting work, choreographed by Marius Petipa and composed by Tchaikovsky, this supernatural epic includes the perennial audience favorite, Danse des petits cygnes with the entire corps de ballet.

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Houston Ballet: The Nutcracker

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Brown Theater

November 24 - December 28, 2017

This revered Christmas tradition receives a new lease on life in this new production by Stanton Welch! A true holiday ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance. Join Clara on her unforgettable journey as she travels to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets, and marvel as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince dance the final pas de deux with grace and romance.

Houston Ballet: Swan Lake Poster

Houston Ballet: Swan Lake

Brown Theater

February 22 - March 4, 2018

Houston Ballet brings the story of tragic maiden Odette, who is turned into a swan by and evil Knight, and her prince charming who must try to save her, to life in a theatrically lush staging that aims to make Swan Lake relevant for a new generation of audiences.

Wortham Center

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501 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Representing the best of performing arts in Houston, the Wortham Center has been committed to providing the community with world-class entertainment since 1987. Over it's two auditoriums, the Cullen Theater and the Brown, you can expect to find the best in innovation and diversity that Houston has to offer. Alongside hosting national and international acts, it is also the permanent home of both the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera.

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