Interview with Artistic Director Stanton Welch about Houston Ballet’s upcoming production of Return of the Masters, running September 8-18, 2011.

From three of the world’s most esteemed choreographers come three lyrically stunning ballets long absent from Houston Ballet’s repertoire. Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, with its ice-skating couples, showcases the wit and warmth for which Ashton is known. Set against a starry sky, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night is a beautiful and poignant ballet featuring three pairs of dancing lovers. Rarely performed in America, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth is a symphonic masterpiece of music and dance, inspired by an ancient Chinese poem.

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