There’s one word to describe Melody Mennite’s latest world premiere for Houston Ballet: epic.
‘Floreciente’, which means to flourish or flourish, isn’t the dance veteran’s first choreographic endeavor in 20 years, though it’s her most ambitious work to date — and maybe right. , a personal record. The piece, which is part of the “Originals” program, is thrilling, intelligent and breathtaking. It’s the kind of ballet that even non-classical dance obsessives can not only appreciate, but appreciate.