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Boston Ballet
Mikko Nissinen

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The arrival of the Boston Ballet will be THE event of the dance season in Paris as they are performing two works, including one by William Forsythe.

Wings of Wax © Rosalie O Connor

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Pas/Parts 2018
William Forsythe choreography
Thom Willems.music
William Forsythe sets and lights 
Stephen Galloway costumes
Created on 31 March 1999 by the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, version 2018 created by Boston Ballet on 9 March 2019

Wings of Wax 
Jiří Kylián choreography
Biber, Cage, Glass, Bach music
Joke Visser costumes
Michael Simon sets and lights 
Kees Tjebbes lights adaptation 
Created on 23 January 1997 by the Nederlands Dans Theater

Playlist (EP) – French Premiere
William Forsythe choreography
Preven Everett, Abra, Lion Babe / Jax Jones, Khalid, Barry White, Natalie Cole  music
Created on 7 March 2019 by the Boston Ballet

Approximate running time
1st part: 35mn - Intermission : 20mn - 2nd part: 30mn - Intermission: 20mn - 3rd part: 30mn

If you are not familiar with the Boston Ballet, then why not come and see it for yourself. For fifty years, this company from the east coast of the United States has been adding the greats to its repertoire (Petipa, Noureev, Frederick Ashton, Balanchine, John Cranko, to name but a few) as well as some of the leading names in contemporary dance (William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Wayne McGregor, Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, and Jorma Elo, the current choreographer in residence). This shows the high technical calibre which this company comprising 66 dancers from 16 different countries can boast in order to tackle such demanding repertoire worthy of the finest ballet companies in the world. The Boston Ballet’s artistic director since 2002 has been Finnish dancer Mikko Nissinen whose career spans Europe and the San Francisco Ballet. He continues to promote this ambitious artistic approach with two new works this season by the legendary William Forsythe, which the company will perform in Paris after their American performances. Parisians are very fortunate indeed.

Coréalisation Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Video

Boston Ballet Wings of Wax

Boston Ballet Playlist EP - William Forsythe

Blog

Boston Ballet makes his debuts in Paris

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