Dance with devotion
Witness four powerful ballets that explore our obsessions and devotions—to gods, lovers, music, and each other. This season opener stimulates the senses at every turn with irresistible music and enrapturing visuals.
The Company will perform two works by George Balanchine, the foremost neo-classical choreographer of the 20th century. Apollo brings humanity to Greek mythology, and Allegro Brillante highlights the dancers’ athletic ability in a 16-minute work of pure, joyous dance. With sweeping scores and stunning tableaus, Balanchine’s ballets are love letters to dance itself.
Helen Pickett’s月夜 Tsukiyo returns to the stage where it first premiered in 2009. Set to music by Arvo Pärt, this seductive and intimate duet is based on the Japanese fable “The Woodcutter’s Daughter.” Pickett’s soft and poetic movement shines in this homegrown ballet, which rests “somewhere between a lullaby and a first kiss” (The Boston Globe).
Stephen Galloway’s DEVIL’S/eye returns by popular demand after its electrifying world premiere in March 2022. Set to music by the idolized rock band The Rolling Stones, this visual feast transforms the theater into a concert arena and will have audiences dancing in their seats.
Stephen Galloway’s DEVIL’S/eye has been made possible by generous gifts from a Commissioners Circle including Amy and David Abrams, Leslie and Howard Appleby, Warren and Mary Naphtal, Alison and Frank Quirk, and D. Ellen Wilson.
Helen Pickett’s 月夜Tsukiyo has been made possible by a generous gift from the Krupp Endowment for Contemporary Dance.
This production of Apollo is supported by an anonymous gift, to honor Boston Ballet’s commitment to George Balanchine’s enduring legacy.
The Company gratefully acknowledges Barbara and Amos Hostetter for their outstanding support of our commitment to amplifying diverse artistic voices.
Important message for attending live indoor performances:
No proof of vaccination or negative test needed to enter the theater. Face masks are highly encouraged but not required.