Full on Forsythe

Lia Cirio and Derek Dunn
Photo by Rachel Neville Photography

Partnered with
Markley

Ballet Never Sounded Better

Experience a master choreographer’s mesmerizing vision, brought to life by powerhouse dancers and a soundtrack pulled straight from today’s pop, dance, and R&B charts. Get a taste of the music that will have you dancing in your seat. Preview the unconventional soundtracks for PLAYLIST (EP) and BLAKE WORKS I on Spotify.

The world premiere of Playlist (EP) will be the best dance party you can find in Boston, with music from Khalid to Barry White. Blake Works I takes James Blake’s emotional 2016 album, The Color in Anything, and transforms it into “sheer joy” (The New York Times). And Pas/Parts 2018 returns to take you on a hypnotic ride through an increasingly thrilling series of dance episodes, as it crescendos to a breathtaking finale.

With Appreciation
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 DETAILS

Pas/Parts 2018

Choreography

William Forsythe

Music

Thom Willems

Scenic and Lighting Design

William Forsythe

Costume Design

Stephen Galloway

Lighting and Stage Supervisor

Tanja Ruehl

Staging

Christopher Roman, Jill Johnson

Original Premiere

Mar 31, 1999, Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, Palais Garnier, Paris, France

Boston Ballet Premiere

Mar 9, 2018, Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

Blake Works I

Choreography

William Forsythe

Music

James Blake (Listen on SPOTIFY)

Stage Design

William Forsythe

Costume Design

William Forsythe and Dorothee Merg

Lighting Design

William Forsythe and Tanja Ruehl

Staging

Christopher Roman, Stefanie Arndt, Jill Johnson

World Premiere

July 4, 2016, Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, Palais Garnier, Paris, France

Boston Ballet Premiere

March 7, 2019, Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

World Premiere, titled Playlist (EP)

Choreography

William Forsythe

*Music

Peven Everett “Surely Shorty”; Abra “Vegas”; Lion Babe/Jax Jones “Impossible”; Khalid “Location”; Barry White “Sha La La Means I Love You”; Natalie Cole “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” (Listen on SPOTIFY)

Costume Design

William Forsythe

Lighting Design

Tanja Ruehl

Assistant to the Choreographer

Ander Zabala

World Premiere

March 7, 2019, Boston Ballet, Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

*Forsythe premiered a work called Playlist (Track 1, 2) for English National Ballet on April 12, 2018. Playlist (EP) builds on that earlier work.