Boston Ballet’s rEVOLUTION is memorable because of its duel commitment: it is both enormously entertaining as well as edifying.
The performance I saw on Friday night revealed Boston Ballet’s priorities: while the dancers possess a high degree of technical skills, they have a looser notion of nuanced acting.
William Forsythe asks dancers to go beyond their mastery of technique — in order to have the music move audiences to a higher level of emotional involvement.
Jerome Robbins makes me think about how nonverbal characters can inhabit their times.
La Sylphide is full of magic. It might be about magic.
Sleeping Beauty needs not only to thrill us but to carry us somewhere back into its own history.
What a treat to see choreographers of different generations concentrating on ballet itself and asking the audience to appreciate what ballet can do.
The Boston Ballet’s program was meant as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence.
All of three of these ballets adapted the classical vocabulary and demonstrated that constant evolution is what keeps classicism alive.
Kylián’s astute choice of musical selections helped gave a structural shape to “Wings of Wax.”