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Houston Ballet presents Pretty Things
May 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 29 @ 2:00 pm
One event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Originally set to open in March 2020, audiences will finally see Pretty Things come to the stage after a two-year wait. The mixed repertoire, triple-bill program includes three works created in Houston by Houston Ballet dancers: Christopher Bruce’s Hush, Jorma Elo’s ONE|end|ONE and the world premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Pretty Things.
In his new work, Pretty Things, McIntyre explores a subject that has weighed on him throughout his career as a dancer: narcissism within men in ballet. He examines the relationship between male performers, especially their “peacocking” behaviors, through the music of David Bowie, including : The Man Who Sold the World, Life on Mars, Oh! You Pretty Things, Little Wonder, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, Young Americans and Changes.