At the Ballet

The Glass Project

High Performance FLEX APPEAL

First came The Bach Project. Then, The Mozart Project.

Now, the hauntingly beautiful music of modern master Philip Glass inspires the third work in Stephen Mills' composer-centered series. This new production promises a full evening of compelling, provocative choreography shaped by Mills' innovative approach to movement on Valentine's Weekend.

Many people have described Philip Glass' music as 'minimalist'. Mr. Glass trained in harmony and counterpoint with famed teacher Nadia Boulanger, and because he studied the work of composers such as Schubert, Bach, and Mozart, I consider him a "Classicist." If art is a reflection of the time in which it is created, I believe Mr. Glass sees a rhythmic, pulsating, anxious and hopeful world. – Stephen Mills

Featured works in The Glass Project:
Angel of My Nature
Liminal Glam
- World Premeire

Choreography by Stephen Mills
Music by J.S. Bach and Philip Glass
Live Accompaniment

Valentine's Weekend
The Long Center

8pm | Feb 14, 15Audio description by VSA Texas available for this show
3pm | Feb 16

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Studio Spotlight – The Glass Project
Thurs Feb 6, 2013
12 – 1pm or 6 – 7pm
Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater

Watch a professional dance company in action! Up-close, personal, and informal, Studio Spotlight gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at choreography and elements from the upcoming production while it is still in the works. This is the perfect lunchtime break or happy hour activity! Free admission for those who RSVP. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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Footlights – The Glass Project
One hour prior to all performances Feb 14 - 16, 2013
The Long Center

Just an hour before each production, join us in the theater for a look at the final preparations for the three pieces. See the last-minute workings of dancers and production crew as you learn about the history, music, and artists involved in the production. Free for ticket holders. Learn more.

Encore – The Glass Project
Immediately following the Feb 14 - 16, 2013 performances
The Long Center

Join us for an informal converstation with Ballet Austin's Artistic Director Stephen Mills, company dancers, and guest artists on the creative and artistic facets of the production. Free for ticket holders. 
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The Long Center
8pm | Feb 14Audio description by VSA Texas available for this show, 15
3pm | Feb 16

Sponsored by:
Jani Byrne & Shon Saliga
Beverly Dale
Jannette & Patrick Keating
Kodosky Family Foundation
Susan Nestegard
Carolyn & Marc Seriff
Pamela & Scott Reichardt
Edie Rogat & Cotter Cunningham
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