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MODAY, October 14
Houston Ballet: An American Treasure
The Houston Ballet is one of the best ballet companies in America that New York dance audiences rarely see. Artistic Director and choreographer Stanton Welch is bringing 24 dancers and a program representing the range of the company’s repertory for their 2nd season at the Joyce Theater. This richly video-illustrated Dance Talk, presented by dance historian Linda Szmyd Monich, will focus on the ballets being performed: Mark Morris’s Pacific, an ensemble work to Lou Harrison’s live performance of Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano; Ben Stevenson’s Twilight, a pas de deux to Rachmaninoff’s Elegie, Op. 3 #1; Hans Van Manen’s Solo, a virtuosic work for three male dancers to Bach’s Suite for Violin in D minor; and Stanton Welch’s Play for 16 dancers to the techno music of Moby. Monich explores the company’s vision and the qualities of its magnificent dancers.