Houston Matters

For This Houston Family, Ballet Is Life

Posted on · When Houston Ballet's Spring Showcase hits the stage this weekend, five of the dancers will be siblings. So how did two parents – who admit they are not the best dancers – produce a family of ballet enthusiasts? News 88.7's Arts and Culture Reporter Amy Bishop went to downtown Houston to learn more about Houston’s […]

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Dancing The Nutcracker 35 Times a Year: It’s Not for Wimps

Posted on · Since it debuted 27 years ago, the Houston Ballet’s annual staging of Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker has been seen by more than a million people. This year’s run, which began the day after Thanksgiving, goes through Dec. 28 at the Wortham Center’s Brown Theatre. Houston ballet soloist Nao Kusuzaki and dancer Aaron Sharratt […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and The Nutcracker: Houston Matters for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Posted on · From Sony’s decision to not release the movie The Interview after vague threats of violence after the studio was hacked, to the approval of body cameras on Harris County law enforcement, to a riot over sneakers: On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. […]

Arts & Culture

Houston Ballet’s American Premiére of Aladdin

Posted on · British choreographer David Bintley created Aladdin for the New National Ballet of Japan in 2008.  Set to a score by the renowned film composer Carl Davis, the ballet has all the elements traditionally associated with the story of the boy who finds a magic lamp.  David Bintley talks with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about the first of his works to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire.