If you are in the Cypress, TX area and want a little culture this weekend, check out Houston Repertoire Ballet: A Celebration of Dance. It is your best fine arts value.
My youngest daughter will be doing her last performance for HRB, then she’ll be retiring from ballet and doing the college thing.
The professionals featured in the show are from the American Ballet Theater in New York City. Jared Matthews used to dance with the Houston Repertoire Ballet. He is a really down to earth guy. The last time we were in New York my oldest daughter checked with him to see when he’d be performing (the girls have had the good fortune to be onstage with them many times over the years). He went out of his way to get the girls and their friends discount tickets to the show at the Lincoln Center, plus 15th row seats to watch a rehearsal and walk backstage. Jared and Yuriko both took time to give her a lot of good career advice over the years. It is always nice to see people who are that good at something yet are still humble and approachable.
Here they are on So You Think You Can Dance.
Tickets available here.