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Lawrence Rines and María Álvarez; Derek Dunn; in William Forsythe’s Blake Works I by Angela Sterling;
Diana Albrecht and Alejandro Virelles in Jorma Elo’s Close to Chuck Reborn by Rosalie O’Connor

Push the limits of your imagination

Discover the transformative power of dance with two world premieres by living artists William Forsythe and Jorma Elo. Explore the ultimate sensory experience of this physically demanding and mentally stimulating program. Forsythe once again will push the limits of what is possible in dance today, while Elo will transport our audiences to a new unexpected experience.

William Forsythe’s Blake Works I returns to the stage to push the boundaries of classical ballet with his honest and exhilarating choreography.

In his world premiere, Blake Works III, Forsythe will thrill us with his never-ending inventiveness, and push Boston Ballet dancers to the edge and beyond in an artful play on sculpture, speed, and sheer nerve.

Continue to stretch your heart and mind with Ruth’s Dance, a new work by Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo, which juxtaposes classical ballet and contemporary dance in his own unique and honest style. A fresh, fluid, and beautiful display of ballet today.




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 world premiere of Jorma Elo’s Ruth’s Dance has been made possible by a
generous gift from Dr. Charles S. Carignan.

The world premiere of William Forsythe’s Blake Works III has been made possible by a generous gift from the Lisa and Tom Blumenthal Artistic Innovation Fund.

Important message for attending live indoor performances:


Blake Works I and Blake Works III (World Premiere)


William Forsythe

World Premiere


Jorma Elo

MINDscape May 5-15, 2022