Previously scheduled to open Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 season September 8-17 at Wortham Theater Center, “Poetry in Motion” has been canceled. As Hurrican Harvey racks Texas with devastating rains, winds, and floods, Houston Ballet is facing damage to the theater.

via Facebook / Houston Ballet

Wortham Theater Center’s basement floors and main stage flooded, and the theater also reported that the Houston Ballet Center for Dance connected to the theater also has a couple of inches of water on its first floor. The damage is not clear as of yet, but the company’s costumes and sets which were moved to a secure warehouse before the storm hit have not been damaged.

As of right now, Houston Ballet has been closed since Sunday, canceling all rehearsals and classes, but they reported on Facebook that all of Houston Ballet’s dancers, artists, and staff are safe and weathering the storm alongside their fellow Texans.

Currently, Houston Ballet is concerned with the safety of its artists, staff, and dancers, but they hope to begin their 2017-2018 season with the premiere of Sir Kenneth Macmillan’s “Mayerling” on September 21st. They also plan to try to reschedule “Poetry in Motion” for another time.

For updates from the Houston Ballet, visit their Facebook page here.


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