Just a reminder about the upcoming benefit that Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews are producing at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on Sunday 10/22 to benefit the United Way of Greater Houston who will use the funds raised for recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey.
We are noting again that there will be a world premiere by Ben Stevenson O.B.E., the long time director of Houston Ballet, discoverer of Li Cunxin in Beijing, and currently the director of Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth. Mr. Stevenson and the legendary Freddie Franklin together co-directed the Washington Ballet in the '70s where Mr. Stevenson choreographed his beautiful production of Cinderella, recently re-staged on the Pennsylvania Ballet. He has been awarded three gold medals in choreography at the Varna International Ballet Competitions.
It is a huge honor that Mr. Stevenson is making a special piece for this benefit, and it will be our only chance to see it.