26 Jul Houston Ballet announces the start of it’s 2021-2022 season
With more than 50 years of rich history, Houston Ballet returns to its home stage at the Wortham Theater Center for its 2021-2022 season with a company of 59 dancers. “We can’t wait to be back in the theater with our community this fall,” says Stanton Welch AM, Houston Ballet Artistic Director. “We have a great season ahead and look forward to returning to the energy of a live audience in our home theater soon.”
Houston Ballet’s season begins September 30 with The Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance. Traditionally a one-night-only annual event, The Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance is extended to five incredible performances. Audiences can expect a selection of pas de deux and solo performances from beloved ballets, excerpts from fan favorite Welch’s Divergence and a re-envisioned for the stage performance of Welch’s pandemic era digital work In Good Company. The program runs September 30-October 3.
“The Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance is named for a dear member of our Houston Ballet family. We can’t thank her enough for her continued generous support of Houston Ballet and the arts. This annual showcase of Houston Ballet’s range of talent is the perfect way to celebrate our return to the Wortham Theater Center stage,” says Welch.
A most celebrated tradition, Welch’s The Nutcracker returns to the stage November 26-December 24, 2021 for its fifth run since premiering at the Wortham Theater Center in 2016. There are 28 public facing performances, offering a variety of dates and times for audiences to choose from. “The Nutcracker is such a grand tradition for our community, dancers and staff. We deeply felt its absence last year and are overjoyed to bring it back in full splendor this holiday season,” says Welch.
Houston Ballet prepares for the gift of live theater with its onsale of single tickets for fall performances, The Nutcracker and The Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance, at 11 a.m. Monday, July 26, 2021. To learn more about Houston Ballet’s performances at the Wortham Theater Center, please visit houstonballet.org.
Opening image @Artists of Houston Ballet in Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker. Photo by Amitava Sarkar (2019), Courtesy of Houston Ballet