Join us in this captivating episode as we delve into the enchanting world of the Houston Ballet and shine a spotlight on their upcoming performance of the timeless love story Swan Lake. Prepare to be swept off your feet as we hear from the remarkable principal dancers, Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh. They share their inspiring journeys, from their early aspirations to their current positions and the obstacles they overcame along the way.
But it’s not just the principal dancers who bring this mesmerizing tale to life. The entire ballet company, along with stunning set designs, exquisite costumes, and an enchanting score, all play a vital role in creating the magic. Yuriko and Connor reveal the dedication and artistry of the entire production, including the intricate dragon incorporated into this year’s set design, the dazzling costumes that adorn the performers, and the orchestra that flawlessly performs Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Get ready to be spellbound as the Houston Ballet showcases its opulent production of Swan Lake for the fifth time! After a triumphant Hometown Tour following Hurricane Harvey in 2018 and an acclaimed performance at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Japan, they are returning to the Wortham Theater Center for this highly anticipated performance, marking a special homecoming after seven years.
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Houston Ballet Principals Yuriko Kajiya as Odette and Connor Walsh as Prince Siegfried in Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake.
Photo by Hidemi Seto (2022). Courtesy of Houston Ballet.