Hello and welcome to the start of our 2018/19 FEMMES DE FORCE season!

I hope you’re ready for an exciting new season of dance works, which begins Sept. 21-23 at the Long Center with THE FIREBIRD & DVOŘÁK SERENADE. As an artistic director, producing choreographer and curator, I connect with the dance world’s acclaimed choreographers and each season, invite them to share their works with you!

One my favorite modern-day dance makers is the legendary Lar Lubovitch. I admire the elegance and musicality of Lar’s choreography, and in our season-opening production, we’re pairing my version of the classical ballet THE FIREBIRD with Lar’s DVOŘÁK SERENADE, which is set to an effervescent score by Antonín Dvořák.

I hope you’ll take a few moments and watch this video, which explores why I’m eager for you to experience this lovely contemporary ballet from one of the world’s most-loved choreographers.

Sarah & Ernest Butler Family Fund Artistic Director

This page features a ballet video titled Stephen Mills: You can’t miss our season-opener!. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include Ballet Austin. Choreography featured in this video is by .