Power Premieres

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Power Premieres


Bowers, Courtney, Dance Spirit


Houston Ballet presents a new piece by Justin Peck, plus two company premieres, this month.

Houston Ballet will present an exciting new program

March 21-24: Come In, by Aszure Barton, and Dream Time, by Jiří Kylián, both company premieres, and an as-yet-untitled world premiere by phenom Justin Peck. We caught up with HB first soloist Oliver Halkowich to get the scoop on what the process has been like. -Courtney Bowers

Dance Spirit: How was working with Justin Peck?

Oliver Halkowich: I worked with Justin before, when he came to Houston to coach Year of the Rabbit, but I was really intrigued to see what his process would be like for creating a new piece. His ballets always feel immaculately organized, but I was surprised at how much he seems to leave up to chance in the creation process, and how much was organically derived rather than thought about prior to coming into the studio. …

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