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Boston Ballet 2003-2003 Season

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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.)

BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2002-03 SEASON

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

world premiere

MORRIS, FORSYTHE

+ WORLD PREMIERE

September 19-29, 2002

Maelstrom

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

ONEGIN

October 24-November 3, 2002

Choreography by John Cranko

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

THE NUTCRACKER

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

LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE

February 27-March 9, 2003

Choreography by Frederick Ashton

Music by Ferdinand Hérold

ALL BALANCHINE

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

ROMEO AND JULIET

May 8-18, 2003

Choreography by Rudi van Dantzig

Music by Sergei Prokofiev

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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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although boston ballet did onegin a few years ago already.

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

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

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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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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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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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