Performances 2008-2009 Season
Sleeping Beauty FREE at Miller Outdoor Theatre
September 6-7, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Subscription Series at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall:
Titus Andronicus World Premiere!
October 16-18, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Bourne-Kylián-Walsh: A Masterful Mixed Repertoire
February 12-14, 2009 at 7:30 PM
The Trilogy – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Sarasota Ballet of Florida
April 30-May 2, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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Welcome to Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s sensational 2008-2009 season! I am happy to report the incredible buzz going around the dance world about the continued development and success of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, and this buzz will only grow stronger with our feast-full 2008-2009 season.
We kick-off the season with a run of FREE performances of my Sleeping Beauty at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This work played to great public and critical acclaim when it premiered in October 2007 and continues to garner national and international attention. Come see it for yourself and follow this fairy tale as it comes crashing into the 21st century. In October, we return to the Hobby Center when I take a stab at William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. I read this play about seven years ago and was immediately drawn to its physicality. I am also intrigued by the play’s paradoxical themes and have gathered together the ideal team of designers, musicians, and dancers to investigate how these themes are relevant to the conflicts of today’s world.
The season continues Valentine’s Day weekend with a mixed repertory program featuring a revival of the wildly successful Bello which I created in 2005. Soon after its premiere, this ballet was quickly added to the repertoire of Ballet Florida and also received Dance Europe’s “Critic’s Choice” award for “Best Premiere (Classical).” This program also includes a revival of For the Two of You and a reprise of Jirí Kylián’s Double You. I could not be more excited to announce the addition of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake to the company’s repertoire. I had the privilege of getting to know Matthew when our work was on the same program at the Sarasota Ballet in April 2008. His Tony award-winning Swan Lake is the production that brought Dance Theater not only to Broadway, but into the mainstream and it is an honor for DWDT to perform the White Swan duet for Houston audiences – an honor that has not been bestowed upon any company other than Matthew’s own. I hope you will read more about this watershed production by visiting http://www.swanlaketour.com.
Our run at the Hobby Center closes with the Houston premiere of my Mozart trilogy presented in collaboration with Sarasota Ballet of Florida. I created the first work in the trilogy, Wolfgang, on Sarasota Ballet and the company premiered this work to rave reviews. DWDT presented the second installment, Amadeus, to outstanding acclaim in Houston, Sarasota, and New York. I look forward to creating the final work of the trilogy on dancers from both Sarasota Ballet and Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. As part of this extraordinary exchange and thanks to the support of Iain Webb, Artistic Director of Sarasota Ballet, his company will present the Florida premiere of the trilogy right before it graces the stage in Houston.
I invite you to join us for all of these performances and to be part of one of the country’s most innovative and electrifying contemporary ballet companies. Sign up as a season subscriber and enjoy many benefits that include savings on regular-priced tickets and priority seating.
I look forward to you joining us as we make a small bit of history together.