Made in America
May 24 - June 3, 2012
Houston Ballet presents Made in America, May 24 through June 3, 2012, in Wortham Center - Brown Theater.
Balanchine. Morris. Fonte. All three have created ballets for companies around the world. This program, however, was made entirely in America. Mark Morris's breezy Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes was commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov for American Ballet Theatre. George Balanchine created Theme and Variations, his grand tribute to the Imperial Russian Ballet, for the same company. Nicolo Fonte, a Brooklyn native who danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and the Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, will premiere a new work, choreographed specifically for Houston Ballet.
"Theme and Variations is steeped in poetic allusion."
- San Francisco Chronicle
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
Music: Virgil Thomson
Choreography: Mark Morris
Music: Anna Clyne
Choreography: Nicolo Fonte
Theme and Variations
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine
Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age.
Pictured: Theme and Variations, Dancer: Kelly Myernick. Photo by: Amitava Sarkar.