Texas Ballet Theater
Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:39 PM
Posted 15 May 2016 - 07:34 PM
I didn't want to start a whole new thread about TBT, but my husband and I enjoyed a good portion of the spring part of their season--we weren't able to catch anything in the fall due to travel. For some performances they use the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, which is delightful! They currently have several mesmerizing dancers on their roster. The most current program (they still have performances on May 27-29) is a triple bill that includes Glen Tetley's Voluntaries, Ohad Naharin's Minus 16, and a new work by Val Caniparoli, Without Borders. The music for this is, unfortunately, taped, but I'm sure this program is a harder sell to the DFW community than a story ballet and they might have needed to keep ticket prices low.
We weren't familiar with Naharin's "Gaga" style so weren't quite sure what to expect, but Minus 16 was engaging, moving, and fun. We liked it so much in Dallas last week that we may see it again in Fort Worth. We are especially looking forward to next season's Carmen (a co-production with The Royal Ballet and Queensland Ballet) and DGV!
Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:08 PM
Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:35 PM
That is really cool to know! I obviously don't know why he chooses to do it that way, but now that you say it the colors were really striking next to the black and white suits of the company. We tend to stay in our seats for intermission, and we got a crack out of the guy who stands around and stares for quite some time before beginning to dance. Some of the performance was very heavy, though, and we appreciated the contrast. Thanks for the added insight!