Sons De L’âme
Director: Olivier Simonnet Music: Frédéric Chopin Cast: Dancers of the Houston Ballet
Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2014 and Houston Ballet present the documentary dance performance film Sons de L’âme(“Sounds of the Soul”) choreographed by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch and set to piano pieces by Frédéric Chopin performed by Lang Lang. Taped in Paris and broadcast on television in several European countries, Houston Ballet’s performances premiered to standing ovations at the historic Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France in October 2013.
Reviewing Sons de L’âme for the Houston Press, critic D.L. Groover observed, “Welch has pared his distinctive choreography to match the refined music. The overall mood is clean and elegant, technically brilliant and powerfully emotive. Is there another contemporary choreographer who can move dancers on and off stage with such proficiency and know-how? The classical vocabulary he uses doesn’t only express the music but also illuminates. He makes us see Chopin. The view is hypnotic.” This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Free tickets are available (four per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.
Director: Olivier Simonnet
Music: Frédéric Chopin
Cast: Dancers of the Houston Ballet