LAUNCH by Vitacca Ballet the company’s debut full length production in Houston
Vitacca Ballet Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca announces LAUNCH April 20-21, 2023 at 7:30 PM at MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center (3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002). LAUNCH is an evening dedicated to Vitacca Ballet’s immersion into the Houston arts scene with their debut, full length production featuring an evening of original works and a highly anticipated World Premiere titled Hypnotic Forces by International Guest Choreographer Garrett Smith. This fresh and diverse evening of contemporary ballet is one not to be missed.
Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca said “Vitacca Ballet is thrilled to make its Houston debut, LAUNCH. This evening’s repertoire created on Vitacca Ballet by guest choreographers portrays interpersonal exploration common among all of us throughout each juncture in life: community, acceptance, relationships, memories, and forward thought. We hope that LAUNCH serves as an approachable opportunity for Houston to experience Vitacca’s developing artistic voice and be a part of an everlasting relationship within our vibrant city and beyond.”
Vitacca Ballet brings to life new works, created especially in and for Houston premieres. Join in the energy and see the work of Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca, Ballet Mistress Tina Kay Bohnstedt and Guest Choreographer Madison Hicks.
Revisiting the stage, an audience favorite within Vitacca repertoire, Somewhat Closer built by returning Guest Choreographer Garrett Smith. Mr. Smith reflects, “I came across a very upbeat baroque piece that had this energetic and almost club vibe. The high energy rhythm made me want to dance in my apartment. All the other baroque selections easily found their way connecting into the mix. Being back in Houston and creating under the roof of Vitacca, seeing so many familiar faces and past connections felt like family to me. It made me think about my past, present, and future all at the same time, and feeling somewhat closer to the wonderful people I have relationships within this beautiful community in Houston.”
Vitacca Ballet’s professional company 2022-2023 season roster includes: Annika Dalbratt, Fiona Dorr, Elissa Fonseca, Jordan Hooks, Joshua Ponton, Maddie Medina, Coltin Snyder, and International Guest Artist Khen Kurulkar.
Tickets for LAUNCH begin at $25. All ticket holders welcome to attend Curtain + Cocktails post performance mixer with artist meet/greet, cocktails + mocktails, dancing and music provided.
To learn more, please visit www.VitaccaBallet.org.