May 8 - May 18, 2014
"Etudes is like a Degas painting coming to life." The Metro
Pricked is a visually arresting repertory program with two American premieres and the return of Harald Lander's Études.
The diverse program highlights Boston Ballet's versatility, features Petr Zuska's moving and passionate D.M.J 1953-1977, Alexander Ekman's audacious Cacti, and Lander's highly visual homage to classical technique, Études.
An American and Company debut, D.M.J. 1953-1977 is a poignant work exploring themes of love, loss, and longing - featuring the music of noted Czech composers Antonin Dvořák, Bohuslav Martinů, and Leos Janáček.
Also making its American and Company debut is Cacti, a compelling work focusing on the interplay of dancers, set, and music. Cacti features a trio of violinists and a cellist on stage, moving set pieces, and dynamic, often witty, movement.
One of Lander's most well-known works, Études is set to a series of piano studies by Carl Czerny, and illustrates a spectacular dance class that begins with traditional barre exercises and ends with a breathtaking finale.
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Want to know more? Watch these exclusive conversations with choreographers Alexander Ekman and Petr Zuska as they sit down with Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen to discuss their works, Cacti and D.M.J 1953-1977
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Pre-Curtain Talk
Dancers, choreographers, musicians, and special guests offer audience members an insider's view on the storyline, choreography, history, costumes, and music for the following season ballets.
This informal discussion is free for all ticket holders and is held at the Boston Opera House one hour before the 7:30 pm performance.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Post Show Conversation with Mikko
A post-performance opportunity to meet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and hear his insights on the program following the performance.
This informal discussion is free for all ticket holders and is held at the Boston Opera House immediately following the 7:30pm performance.
Boston Ballet aims to post casting by the Monday prior to Opening Night, all casting is subject to change.
MUSIC Antonín Dvořák, Bohuslav Martinů, Leoš Janáček
CHOREOGRAPHY Petr Zuska
COSTUME DESIGN Roman Solc
LIGHTING DESIGN Pavel Kremlik
MUSIC Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Andy Stein, Gustav Mahler
CHOREOGRAPHY Alexander Ekman
SET DESIGN Tom Visser
COSTUME DESIGN Alexander Ekman
LIGHTING DESIGN Tom Visser
MUSIC Carl Czerny*
ADAPTED AND ORCHESTRATED BY Knudåge Riisager
CHOREOGRAPHY Harald Lander
STAGER Thomas Lund
ARTISTIC ADVISIOR Lise Lander
COSTUMES Boston Ballet Costume Shop
LIGHTING John Cuff
World Premiere: January 18, 1948
* by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc. publisher and copyright owner
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D.M.J 1953-1977 by Roman Sejkot