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Boston Ballet 2003-2003 Season

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#1 bbfan



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Posted 02 April 2002 - 12:05 PM

Looks good, can hardly wait. (Eventually there should be a link to much longer press announcment on BB's site, and probably will be mentioned in tomorrow's Globe and/or Herald.)

Mikko Nissinen's first season features new repertoire for the company,
world premiere

September 19-29, 2002

Choreography by Mark Morris
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

In the middle somewhat elevated
Choreography by William Forsythe
Music by Thom Willems and others

World Premiere
Choreography by Jorma Elo

October 24-November 3, 2002
Choreography by John Cranko
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 29-November January 2, 2002
Choreography by Daniel Pelzig, Bruce Marks,
Sydney Leonard, Anna-Marie Holmes,
and Gianni Di Marco
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

February 27-March 9, 2003
Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Music by Ferdinand Hérold

April 3-13, 2003

Ballo della Regina
Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Movements for Piano & Orchestra
Music by Igor Stravinsky

Monumentum pro Gesualdo
Music by Igor Stravinsky

Prodigal Son
Music by Sergei Prokofiev

May 8-18, 2003
Choreography by Rudi van Dantzig
Music by Sergei Prokofiev

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Posted 03 April 2002 - 01:47 AM

Boy, Onegin and La Fille seem to be the ballets of the moment -- they're being done at a few places this season and the next. Good, better than "Barbie; the ballet." or "Frankenstein."

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Posted 07 April 2002 - 02:52 PM

For the record, there is a similar thread in the "Boston Ballet" forum in the "American companies"
part of this board:


#4 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 09 April 2002 - 01:11 AM

although boston ballet did onegin a few years ago already.

#5 Alina



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Posted 09 April 2002 - 03:30 AM

Boston Ballet first did Onegin around 1995 and repeated it a few years later. I am really looking forward to seeing it again.

#6 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 09 April 2002 - 03:39 AM

it's a nice season, but does anyone notice? six sets of performances and four are evening-length story ballets. not criticizing, as i love them, but for all the criticism levelled at those who do them, there they are.

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Posted 21 April 2002 - 03:50 PM

Romeo and Juliet is my favorite! Who's choerography and what it is like? Is it a traditional version?

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Posted 21 April 2002 - 04:41 PM

This R & J is Rudi van Dantzig's....I have not seen it. There is some more info. on it in the company link above, discussing the upcoming season.

Quite a mix!

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Posted 22 April 2002 - 01:38 AM

I saw Rudi Van Dantzig's "Romeo and Juliet" a few seasons ago, danced by the Ballet de Marseille. It is a traditional version. I found it interesting, but my opinion might be a bit biased because I don't like much "Romeo and Juliet" in general (especially the score), and also the men behind me were some of the worst-behaved ballet audience I've ever seen, so it wasted much of the performance for me...

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Posted 24 April 2002 - 09:32 PM

I'm from Canada, and I've seen the Alberta Ballet during the time that Mr. Nissinen was artistic director. WOW! I saw a world premiere of one of Jorma Elo's pieces, and it was so good. He has a very distinct style. I saw a piece called L'Apres-Midi d'un faune/Le spectre de la rose. The first thing you noticed was the lighting. The wings were pulled up, and you could actually see the bars and towers of lights. It was a modern piece, and was one of the best and most memorable pieces I've ever seen. Boy is Boston in for a treat!

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