May 8 - May 18, 2014
"A dazzling display of power and poetry" - The Boston Globe
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. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of Cacti in this video
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.
News, Photos, and Video
Want to know more? Read The Boston Globe preview here and 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
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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Pre-curtain talk
Join Boston Ballet Music Director and Principal Conductor, Jonathan McPhee, as he moderates a discussion of Cacti with the amazing quartet featured on stage during the performance. Hear a new perspective on the piece from Rhett Price, Josh Knowles, Anna Stromer, and Eric Law. Jonathan McPhee and the quartet will be joined by Boston Ballet, Ballet Master, Anthony Randazzo and company dancer Brittany Summer.
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
Join Assistant Artistic Director Russell Kaiser, Principal Dancer Petra Conti, and Soloists Whitney Jensen and Sabi Varga as they discuss their insights on performing in Pricked.
This informal discussion is free for all ticket holders and is held at the Boston Opera House immediately following the 7:30pm performance.
***guest and program for pre-curtain talks and post-show conversations are subject to change***
Casting for Week 1, May 8 - 11, 2014
Casting for Week 2, May 15 - 18, 2014
*** ALL CASTING 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