Thank you for joining us for our first-ever virtual season.
Enjoy a look back at this incredible year, and stay tuned for information about 2021–2022 digital offerings.
Streamed Nov 19–29, 2020
An in-depth look at the choreographic genius William Forsythe’s incredible work, past and present. The program included live-captured excerpts from our studio as well as an array of clips from Boston Ballet repertoire.
Streamed Dec 17–27, 2020
Divertissements set to the deliciously jazzy compositions of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Boston Ballet dancers choreographed unique new works inspired by one of the greatest jazz musicians. A special, intimate performance of the regal grand pas de deux from The Nutcracker added a joyous sparkle to the program.
Look Back, Focus Forward
Streamed Jan 21–31, 2021
A virtual voyage of Boston Ballet’s history and artistic achievements, including the intimate ballets from Leonid Yakobson: Vestris, Pas de Quatre, and Rodin, outstanding international tours, and an inside look at the making of Ken Ossola’s new work, which will premiere in the final BB@yourhome, Process & Progress.
Celebrating Jorma Elo
Streamed Feb 25–Mar 7, 2021
Celebrating the boldness and choreographic evolution of Jorma Elo’s work through his 15 years as Boston Ballet’s Resident Choreographer.
The Art of Classical Ballet
Mar 25–Apr 4, 2021
Open a treasure chest of pas de deux from beloved classical ballets including Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. This stunning program offers a curated look at the foundations of the artform with excerpts newly filmed in the studio.
Process & Progress
May 13–23, 2021
Innovative, never-before-seen dance films, choreographed by international and new-to-North America voices Ken Ossola and Nanine Linning, boundary-breaking choreographer Lex Ishimoto, and Boston Ballet Principal Dancer John Lam.
The Company expresses its deepest gratitude to Lisa and Tom Blumenthal for their extraordinary support of William Forsythe and his partnership with Boston Ballet.
The Gift’s Overture choreographed by Chyrstyn Fentroy is generously supported by Biz Morris.
The Gift’s Sugar Rum Cherry choreographed by Paul Craig is generously supported by Richard Saitz.
The Gift’s Peanut Brittle Brigade choreographed by Haley Schwan is generously supported by Jennifer and Steve Walske.
The Gift’s Entr’acte choreographed by My’Kal Stomile is generously supported by Cameron and Michael Casey.
The Gift’s Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance) choreographed by Arianna Hughlett is generously supported by Donna Robinson and Chris Zook.
The Gift’s The Volga Vouty (Russian Dance) choreographed by John Lam is generously supported by Mindee Wasserman, JD CFP.
The commission of Plan to B was made possible by the generosity of Sylvia T. Pope.
Boston Ballet’s production of Swan Lake was made possible by a generous gift from Lisa and Tom Blumenthal.
What Happens If… choreographed by Lex Ishimoto, is generously supported by Robert Nagle.
The premiere of Zoom In, choreographed and directed by Ken Ossola, is generously supported by First Republic Bank.
The premiere of La Voix Humaine, choreographed and directed by Nanine Linning, is generously supported by the Krupp Endowment for Contemporary Dance.
The ChoreograpHER Initiative has been made possible by Lead Sponsors Amy and David Abrams, Marie and Mark Schwartz, and Elizabeth Yntema, along with a generous grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
The Company gratefully acknowledges the outstanding support of Barbara and Amos Hostetter in our commitment to amplifying diverse artistic voices.
Boston Ballet gratefully acknowledges the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their generous support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.