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Leigh Witchel

2006-7 Season Announced

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From here: http://www.bostonballet.org/about/news/news.aspx?cid=369

Boston Ballet 2006-2007 Season at a Glance

Don Quixote

October 19-29, 2006

Music: Ludwig Minkus, arranged by John Lanchbery

Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev

Sets and Costumes: Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting: Pierre Lavoie

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

February 8 – 18, 2007

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Choreography: George Balanchine

Balanchine

May 3-6, 2007

Ballo della Regina

Music: Giuseppe Verdi

Choreography: George Balanchine

Original Costumes: Ben Benson

La Valse

Music: Maurice Ravel

Choreography: George Balanchine

Original Costumes: Karinska

The Four Temperaments

Music: Paul Hindemith

Choreography: George Balanchine

The Nutcracker

November 24-December 30, 2006

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Mikko Nissinen

Sets: Helen Pond and Herbert Senn,

Costumes: David Walker and Boston Ballet

Director of Wardrobe Charles Heightchew

Lighting: Alexander Nichols

New Visions

March 1-4, 2007

Polyphonia (Company Premiere)

Music: György Ligeti

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Costumes: Holly Hynes

Lighting: Mark Stanley

World Premiere

Choreography: Jorma Elo

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Music: Béla Bartók

Choreography: Val Caniparoli

Costumes: Robert Glay De La Rose

Giselle

May 10-20, 2007

Music: Adolphe Adam

Production and Staging: Maina Gielgud

Choreography: After Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa

Sets and Costumes: Peter Farmer

Original Lighting: Francis Croese

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I'm going to sound cranky because there's certainly nothing bad about this season, but it just seems a bit National Ballet of Everywhere to me.

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Will be very interesting to see how Balanchine's "Midsummer..." does in comparison to the "Midsummer" already in their rep choreographed by Bruce Wells...

(I really enjoy Wells version)

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I'm going to sound cranky because there's certainly nothing bad about this season, but it just seems a bit National Ballet of Everywhere to me.

I'm pretty happy about it. What would your dream season look like?

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