Bay Area ballet to kick off new season

The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre Season Kickoff Reception is 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, in Houston. There will be a preview vignettes from each of their productions and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the kickoff. Artists in Residence Nelson Madrigal and Lorna Feijóo for the 2014-15 season will be announced. They were principal dancers at the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso.

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HOUSTON — The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre is hosting this year’s season kickoff unlike any other.

This event will mark a metamorphosis into the next chapter in the company’s history.

The historic unveiling of the company’s future will be disclosed at the kickoff, along with many other announcements and recognitions at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, in Houston.

This annual event honors the new inductees to the company’s Volunteer Hall of Fame as well as the Bravo! Award. This year, the city of Webster will be the 2014 recipient in recognition of its long standing and very generous support.

The award was created in 2003 to honor those individuals who have greatly furthered our efforts to bring cultural enrichment to our community.

The reception also will provide an introduction of the company’s most recent and treasured artistic additions.

World renown ballet luminaries and frequent guest artists Lorna Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal, will officially join the company as artists in residence for the 2014-15 season.

Both were principal dancers at the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of the famous Alicia Alonso.

They recently joined the company after being at the Boston Ballet since 2003. They have a wide repertoire and are highly acclaimed.

Join the company at the kickoff to preview vignettes from each of their productions and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

The 2014-15 season, Embrace Artistry, includes: “The Sleeping Beauty,” Oct. 17-19; “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 5-7 and 12-14; and “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” April 24-26.

Information will be available for season tickets, patron memberships and reservations for Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy, a Tribute to Event Producer Lenny Matuszewski and much more.


At a glance

WHAT: Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre Season Kickoff Reception

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 11

WHERE: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, in Houston

COST: Free and open to the public

CALL: RSVP 281-480-1617 by Sept. 2; adults only

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