Boston Ballet received an overwhelming response from audiences and critics for their Paris debut in April 2019.
Lia Cirio and Desean Taber in Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018Photo credit: Laurent Philippe
Artist of the Company, Desean TaberPhoto credit: Addie Tapp
For the first time in its 56-year history, Boston Ballet performed in Paris and was greeted with sold-out performances, standing ovations, and GLOWING REVIEWS from national and international critics.
The debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on April 9, 10 and 11 featured the European premiere of William Forsythe’s world premiere creation for Boston Ballet, Playlist (EP), his striking Pas/Parts 2018, and Jiří Kylián’s poetic Wings of Wax.
After the Company’s great successes in London in 2013, and New York in 2014, this Paris tour cemented Boston Ballet’s place as a global force in dance. The Company is proud to perform for its home audiences and to be an ambassador for our city around the world.
“Bringing Boston Ballet to Paris has been a dream come true, and the incredible response we received makes it even more special,” said Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “Touring allows us to showcase our work on a global scale and I’m honored to represent Boston in this great cultural mecca.”
Photo credit: Laurent Philippe