Ballet Austin announces 2015-16

Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills and composer Graham Reynolds will continue their longstanding artistic collaboration when the pair team again next season for “The Graham Reynolds Project.”

The showcase of short ballets will reprise two previous Mills/Reynolds collaborations — “Bounce” and “Though the Earth Gives Way” — and premiere a new one. “The Graham Reynolds Project” will be March 25-27, 2016 at the Long Center.

Ballet Austin's "Carbon53." Photo by Tony Spielberg.
Ballet Austin’s “Carbon53.” Photo by Tony Spielberg.

Mills made the announcement at a reception Tuesday night when he unveiled Ballet Austin’s 2015-16 season.

Mills will also premiere a new yet to be titled short ballet as part of the “Director’s Choice” program of mixed repertoire next February that includes Mills’ riveting, edgy “Carbon53” and “Stream” by innovative Swedish choreographer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg.

Ballet Austin will remount its previous productions of “Hamlet” — this time with live accompaniment by Austin Symphony Orchestra playing the Philip Glass score — as well as “Cinderella” and “The Nutcracker.”

The Ballet Austin 2015-16 season:

“Hamlet,” Sept. 4-6

“The Nutcracker,” Dec. 5-23

“Director’s Choice,” Feb. 12-14

“The Graham Reynolds Project,” April 1-3

“Cinderella,” May 6-8

For more information see www.balletaustin.org

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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