For the Company’s second “Unconventional Ballets at the Convention Center,” Play, the program formerly titled Global Movements, has been completely reimagined by Stanton Welch AM with memorable ballets created just for the unique space at the George R. Brown Convention Center’s General Assembly Hall.
Play is set to music by DJ/Techno artist Moby from his Grammy-nominated 1999 album of the same title. Dancers dressed in everyday clothing capture the frenetic rhythms and vibes of modern urban life, translating them into classical ballet technique. Bolero, which made its debut in 2004, returns to the stage, spotlighting the entire Houston Ballet company.
This piece is set to the exotic, mesmerizing score of Maurice Ravel. The program will also include additional new works to be announced, including a World Premiere by Welch celebrating Houston’s resilience. With a stage that extends into the audience on three sides, this theatre creates an immersive experience, bringing you into the action and allowing for unprecedented interaction between the audience and the dancers. It’s an event not likely to be repeated.