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I saw a photo from Houston Grand Opera earlier today (I think they use the same theater) that was pretty messy -- lots of soggy paper.

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I think it would be a good idea for Houston companies to look at what San Francisco companies did during their 18+ months out of War Memorial Opera House.  The opera especially used spaces creatively.

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I think that most of the performing institutions in Houston are going to have to collaborate on finding spaces for the next step -- the Wortham Center isn't the only space that's in need of work.

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That's certainly true.  Not all of Houston was ravaged, though, and using University facilities might be an answer for the ballet and local theater companies.  The opera can't turn its rep around on a dime, where ballet rep is more adjustible, since the company is on contract and resident, while the opera performers are contracted for specific operas, and the  orchestra space needed is sustantial.  They can't go to a recording or piano/chamber arrangement.

 

The opera's statement:

http://www.houstongrandopera.org/emergency-update/

 

I wonder if the audiences would go to semi-staged or concert versions.  That would give them a lot more options.

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5 hours ago, Helene said:

That's certainly true.  Not all of Houston was ravaged, though, and using University facilities might be an answer for the ballet and local theater companies.  The opera can't turn its rep around on a dime, where ballet rep is more adjustible, since the company is on contract and resident, while the opera performers are contracted for specific operas, and the  orchestra space needed is sustantial.  They can't go to a recording or piano/chamber arrangement.

 

The opera's statement:

http://www.houstongrandopera.org/emergency-update/

 

I wonder if the audiences would go to semi-staged or concert versions.  That would give them a lot more options.

 

If they could afford it, this would be the time to just blanket the community with free and reduced price low-tech shows/recitals.  People need art, especially in hard times -- if they could manage to be there, they'd be doing a great service along with keeping their visibility high.

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From Houston Ballet's Facebook:

:flowers: and I hope it's transportable and can be brought on tour if needed.  It might open up opportunities for additional venues in the future.

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