The Houston Ballet has plans to keep the spirit of dance accessible within its local community.
Although COVID-19 has halted many in-person plans, the arts continue to exist whether we’re stuck inside or not! As stated on The Houston Ballet’s website, “ballet is more than just the art we perform – it is our daily routines, our form of communication and most importantly, how we connect to our community.” Because of the pandemic and its uncertain timeline, the performing arts center has been forced to get creative in order to continue on.
The Houston Ballet has stepped into this duty thus far by pivoting to virtual venues. While dancers prepare as best as they can for the postponed performances that lie ahead in 2021, the company is modifying its intended schedule.
Houston Ballet’s newest virtual improvisation is its outdoor drive-in venue. From now through December 5th, The Houston Ballet Drive-In will be selecting and showcasing films from the 3rd annual “Frame X Frame Film Fest” on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Through its partnership with Frame Dance Productions, The Houston Ballet presents a unique opportunity for education and entertainment amidst unfortunate circumstances.
All in all, the outdoor venue plans on featuring close to 50 films, including contemporary dance films, dance documentaries, and classic movies. To attend, participants must first reserve their spot online. Tickets are only $10 per car and are expected to sell out quickly. Before arriving, the venue urges viewers to review safety restrictions and guidelines, which can also be found on its website.
Whether you’re a longtime Houston Ballet fan or have never been, this event guarantees to be a safe, convenient, and enjoyable way to spend an evening or several.