After an unexpectedly long intermission, Houston Ballet and the Houston Ballet Orchestra are coming together on May 7th and 8th with Houston Ballet Reignited – the company’s first performance in front of a live audience in more than a year.
“As artists, performing onstage means we get to share our special moments with the audience,” says Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Yuriko Kajiya. “This pandemic has been challenging for many of us. We are so grateful to go back onstage, and we look forward to performing for our fans again. We hope to be able to bring everyone some joy through our dancing!”
The company has overcome many obstacles since last March when dancers and staff, only hours away from opening night of Houston Ballet’s mixed repertoire, “Forged in Houston,” were sent home indefinitely.
As everyone eagerly anticipated a return to the stage, Houston Ballet was able to adapt releasing pre-recorded content to engage audiences across social media.
On April 6, 2020, the company announced the cancellation of its remaining performances of its golden anniversary 2019-2020 season.