Theme and Variations
George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, with its glorious choreography and glittering costumes, is a vision of the Imperial Ballet in its heyday at the Mariinksy Theatre. Demanding rigorous technical precision, the range of patterns in motion is endlessly fascinating and has become a staple of the repertoire. The piece has been called the “niece” of The Sleeping Beauty – transforming 19th century ballet into a modern art form. Music from Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3 in G proves that ballet’s most celebrated composer is not just for The Nutcracker.
Rated by The Dallas Morning News as the top dance performance of 2007, Texas Ballet Theater also offers an encore performance of Ben Stevenson’s acclaimed Mozart Requiem. This moving tribute to the armed forces features the talented men of TBT. Mozart’s music comes alive when grieving moments give way to joy, affirmation, majesty, and even frenzy.
What an appropriate way to spend your Memorial Day weekend.