Houston Ballet Presentation

WHEN: August 8, 2008, Friday, 7:30pm-9:30pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

Join Houston Ballet and the Russian Cultural Center for a special sneak preview of Onegin, the epic love story that launches Houston Ballet 2008-2009 season at Wortham Center, where the RCC exhibition “Moscow and Saint Petersburg – A Tale of Two Cities” will be opened at the same time.

Inspired by Alexander Pushkin’s classic Eugene Onegin, choreographer John Cranko’s staging of this epic love story is one of the greatest narrative ballets of the twentieth century.

Houston Ballet’s artistic staff discussed the rich history of this great work, and the special challenges and rewards that it presents the dancers who perform the four leading roles.

Amy Fote, principal dancer, spoke about dancing the lead role of Tatiana, which she danced with Houston Ballet in 2005.

Jane Bourne, visiting artist, spoke about setting Onegin on Houston Ballet, and she will also discuss the history of the work.  She is a John Cranko expert who sets his ballets on companies around the world.

Nancy Wozny, local Houston dance critic, facilitated the discussion. One evening dedicated to timeless classic drama about passionate love, lethal duels and blazing revenge.

Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

For more information on Onegin,  visit Houston Ballet’s web site www.houstonballet.org.

Information: 713-395-3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

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