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My Obsession

October 6–16, 2022

Viktorina Kapitonova, Lia Cirio, Chyrstyn Fentroy, and Paulo Arrais
Nisian Hughes

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 2022Set 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.

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PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

Thursday, Oct 6 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Oct 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 9 at 1:30 pm
Thursday, Oct 13 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Oct 14 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 15 at 1:30 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 16 at 1:30 pm

With Appreciation

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.

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES

THE DETAILS

Apollo

Music

Igor Stravinsky

Choreography

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Lighting Design

John Cuff

Allegro Brillante

Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

月夜 Tsukiyo

Music

Arvo Pärt

Choreography

Helen Pickett

Costume Design

Charles Heightchew

Lighting Design

Brandon Stirling Baker

DEVIL’S/eye

Music

The Rolling Stones

Choreography

Stephen Galloway

Costume Design

Stephen Galloway

Lighting Design

Brandon Stirling Baker

Performances of Apollo and Allegro Brillante, both Balanchine® Ballets, are presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and have been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.

My Obsession Oct 6–16, 2022