There’s plenty of reasons to rejoice this weekend, but just in case your calendar isn’t full, here’s our pick of things to add.
The Dance Salad Festival runs through tomorrow, Saturday the 31st at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The format of each evening is programmed differently, mixing choreographic works over the three nights. Each company usually performs each piece twice over the three nights. It’s truly a wonderful opportunity for dance lovers. Performances include:
- Royal Swedish Ballet, Stockholm,will perform a Houston premiere of the Balcony pas de deux from Mats Ek‘s Julia & Romeo, set to selected works by
- Ballet Zurich, Switzerland, will show a US premiere by Artistic Director, Christian Spuck, who spins the same story yet under its traditional title of Romeo and Julia set to the widely used score of Prokofiev, also presenting the Balcony pas de duex.
- Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Rome, Italy with Mauro Astolfi’s Rossini Ouverturesset to music by Gioachino Rossini and Hesitation Day set to music by Norn and Amon Tobin.
- Semperoper Ballett Dresden, Germanywith On the Nature of Daylight by David Dawson set to music by Max Richter and Vertigo Maze by Stijn Celis, set to music by S Bach.
- Guillaume Cote, Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada,Toronto, and Friedemann Vogel, Principal Dancer of Stuttgart Ballet, Germany, will perform Maurice Béjart‘s Songs of a Wayfarer(Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) set to the music of Gustav Mahler, created in 1971 for Rudolf Nureyev and Paolo Bortoluzzi.
- Norwegian National Ballet,Oslo, Norway,will perform a US premiere of Imitations, created by Houston Ballet’s former dancer /choreographer Garrett Smith, set to music by Michael Gordon.
- ODC (San Francisco, USA) will debut in Dance Salad Festival with a curation of boulders and bones choreographed by Brenda Way, Founder and Artistic Director of ODC and KT Nelson, Co-Artistic Director. Boulders and bonesis inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy and set to a commissioned score by acclaimed avant-garde cellist Zoë Keating.
- Guillaume Hulot, France/Germany will present his BEANS, set to music by Kurt Cobain and Camille Saint-Saëns and Tuning Another Being set to music by Christian Grifa, performed by dancers from Spain, USA, Germany andJapan
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Friday March 30
As the great Jimi Hendrix once said, “Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.” Feel all the feels at the H-Town Blues Festival tonight at NRG Arena. T.K. Soul, Sir Charles, Jones, Tucka, Pokey Bear, Willie Clayton, Calvin Richardson and Tyree Neal.
With the Astros season a few days behind us, Houston sports team love is strong! Catch the Rockets take on the Phonex Suns tonight, Friday, March 30 at Toyota Center
30 & 31
Enter the world of mentalist and magician Franco Pascali at iPic for an evening of Mind Control. Pascali is a frequent performer at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and is coming to Houston with his magic and mind reading effect that defy explanation! Shows are at 6:30pm and 9:45pm. Click here for tickets.
Easter Sunday, April 1
We LOVE Houston Tidbits, they do such a good job with their emailed newsletters, so if you don’t already subscribe, click here. We pulled this one off their weekly round up. Grown-up Easter Egg Hunt 10am–3pm, at the hip new weekly farmer’s market in EaDO. Blue Field Market hosts a grown-up egg hunt for farm-fresh produce, craft brewery swag and candy. Enjoy free yoga, food trucks, wine, beer, live music and more! http://bluefieldmarket.com/