NEWS History of Houston Ballet subject of new documentary

The 2013 Houston Cinema Arts Festival will present the world premiere of a new documentary on the rich five- decade history of Houston Ballet. The film, Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries, will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m., at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. An encore screening of the film will be held at Sundance Cinemas on Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:45 p.m. 

Both screenings are free and open to the public. No advance tickets will be issued. Attendees should arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the screening for the best chance of being seated.


The 85-minute documentary chronicles the key themes of Houston Ballet’s history: the early impact of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the 1930s and 1940s in inculcating a love of dance among Houstonians, the determination and perseverance of a handful of Houston’s founding families during the 1960s and 1970s, the making of legendary ballet stars through color-blind casting in the 1980s and 1990s, diplomatic struggles and international incidents, and exposure to the world’s best artistic talent.

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