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CANCELED Ballerina Boys – documentary screening 

January 22, 2024

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9:00 pm

Ballerina Boys, a documentary screening

Monday, January 22

7 – 9 pm

Discovery Green, Performing Arts Houston and Houston Cinema Arts Society invite you to a special screening of the documentary, “Ballerina Boys,” on the Anheuser-Busch stage in Discovery Green. After the screening, Raie Crawford, director of education and community development at Performing Arts Houston will lead a discussion about the film.

The film tells the story of little boys who wanted to grow up to be ballerinas. And did. “Ballerina Boys” celebrates Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo–for 45 years home to some of the world’s most beautiful dancers, male ballerinas who have taken great risks to practice their dazzling version of ballet parody. A film full of beauty and fun, it seduces viewers into facing issues of gender, inclusion, and social justice. It interweaves a tour of the Carolinas (epicenter of efforts to walk back LGBTQ rights) with portraits of the dancers and the survival saga of the Company itself—a story that begins at the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and culminates in “Stars and Stripes Forever” at the Stonewall 50th Anniversary Celebration where fifteen drag queens in red, white, and blue tutus exult in a moment of unabashed patriotism.

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Anheuser-Busch Stage

The Anheuser-Busch Stage is a state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, with audio and lighting systems designed to enhance the unique diversity of Houston’s performing and visual arts, as well as all musical genres. The backdrop of the stage is a magnificent view of Houston’s downtown skyline. The stage faces the Fondren Performance Space, with convenient access from Avenida de las Americas and the George R. Brown Convention Center. The stage can accommodate an oversized movie screen, with projection capabilities for outdoor movies, audio/visual slideshows and presentations, and live feeds.

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