Join us for an evening of dance presented by TADA's Youth Ballet Company, featuring Guest Artists and Musicians from the Houston and Fort Worth Areas.
Starting the evening is an excerpt from TADA’s upcoming production of “The Sleeping Beauty,” set to premiere on March 2 and 3. Next is the pas de deux from Ben Stevenson’s “Martinu Pieces.” Created by Stevenson on his dancers at Texas Ballet Theater, this ballet was influenced by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Stevenson’s close connection to the city of Houston. This stunning pas de deux will be performed by Carolyn Judson and Alexander Kotelenets. Next is a world premiere by Three-Time Emmy Award Winner and former judge on So You Think You Can Dance, Mia Michaels, created on and performed by members TADA’s Competitive Team, TeamTADA. Finishing Act I is “Gliere,” a new work by YBC Artistic Director and Former Houston Ballet Soloist, Elise Elliott. Featuring our youngest company members, this short piece is accompanied by Houston Symphony member, David Connor (Upright Bass) and Houston Ballet Orchestra Member, Karen Wilkson (Violin). Technical and quick, “Gliere” showcases YBC’s emerging corps de ballet, led by YBC Company members.
The second act is “75,” Elise Elliott’s tribute to her father’s 75th birthday. This world premiere, performed by the YBC Company and accompanied by Tarana Taylor on piano, is set to the Aria and first five variations of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” This piece illustrates the intricate musicality and nuances that are Bach's beautiful score.
Beginning the final act is a world premiere by Houston Ballet Soloist, Hayden Stark, created on and performed by YBC Company, Junior Company, and Apprentice Company dancers. Following this work are works brought to us by Houston’sHope Stone Dance Company and NobleMotion Dance, as well as "Bongo Bong" by Andre Silva (Principal Dancer at Texas Ballet Theater). Closing the evening is Elise Elliott’s world premiere of “Cello Suite,” set to three of Bach’s most famous scores for cello, featuring YBC’s Junior Company and Company dancers. Fluid, precise, and joyful, this new work showcases TADA’s rising stars.
Join us for an exciting evening of dance, showcasing the talent of tomorrow! Tickets may be purchased through the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center of Houston's Box Office. Falling Into Motion will perform on Sunday, October 21st in MATCHBOX 4 at 5:00pm.
*In addition to supporting TADA”s New Production of “The Sleeping Beauty,” a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to Texas Children’s Hospital.