Texas Ballet Theater has announced its new season, promising patrons two shows in Dallas, The Nutcracker in the fall at the Winspear Opera House and a repertory show in April at Dallas City Performance Hall, and upping from one to two the number of shows using live music performed by an orchestra. Eliminating live music, done to reduce costs, has been a sore point in the past.
The 2014-15 season includes a commissioned world premiere from a British choreographer and two comedy premieres, Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow and Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort.
On April 29, the company will offer a free performance at 11:30 a.m. in Sundance Square in Fort Worth in celebration of its new season and International Dance Day.
Sleeping Beauty, Oct. 17-19, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth
The Nutcracker, Nov. 28-Dec. 7, Winspear Opera House, Dallas; Dec.12-27, Bass Hall
Nutty Nutcracker, Dec. 19, Bass Hall
The Merry Widow, Feb. 6-8, Bass Hall
Masterworks: Rubies, Petite Mort, Five Poems, April 17-19, Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas
Artistic Director’s Choice: Rubies, Petite Mort, Jonathan Watkins’s World Premiere, May 29-31, Bass Hall