August 6, 2018 – (Becket, MA) Houston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in almost 40 years, appearing in the Ted Shawn Theatre August 15-18. Australian Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM has led the respected company since 2003, marking its evolution into a world-class troupe of 60 dancers housed in the largest professional dance facility in the United States. Celebrating a wide range of classic and contemporary ballet, Houston Ballet brings a program featuring Welch’s Clear; In Dreams by former Choreographic Associate Trey McIntyre; excerpts from Welch’s Sons de L’ame; and Just—a Pillow-commissioned world premiere by Welch, with a music score by one of America’s most-performed contemporary composers and co-founder of Bang on a Can, David Lang.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Houston Ballet back to the Pillow after nearly four decades and celebrate their return with a Pillow-commissioned world premiere by Stanton Welch,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge
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