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 Parts In Suite 2018

How did the Boston Ballet bust open their Spring 2018 Program? How about with an intense trifecta of modern dancing. On Friday, March 9th, our beloved Boston Ballet premiered the stunning  Parts In Suite 2018. For those of you who assume the ballet is comprised of stiff costumes and arabesques, this program will contradict those preconceptions and open your eyes to the stunning beauty of modern dance.

Lawrence Rines and Boston Ballet in Justin Peck's In Creases; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

The program exposes audiences to three of today’s most influential choreographers; resident choreographer Jorma Elo, New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, and world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe.

The evening began with Elo’s Bach Cello Suites. Cellist Sergey Antonov provided live musical accompaniment for the performance.

Boston Ballet in Jorma Elo's Bach Cello Suites; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

The stage sharing between musicians and dancers continued with In Creases, the first of Peck’s work ever performed by Boston Ballet. Pianos set the backdrop for a lesson in human movement, rhythm, and shapes.

Boston Ballet in Justin Peck's In Creases; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet in Justin Peck's In Creases; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

Kathleen Breen Combes in Justin Peck's In Creases; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

The title performance by William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts, provided the conclusion for the program. Boston Ballet has the honor of being the second company in the country to premiere this performance and it marks the second year in a five-year partnership with the genius choreographer. 

Forsythe set the brilliant piece to an electronic score, with equally brilliant varied sections of eloquent movements. The piece perfectly punctuated an evening that celebrates the evolution of ballet.

Ballet attendee Ellen Slaby agreed, “Opening night for the Boston Ballet’s 2018 spring season was breathtaking. William Forsythe, Justin Peck, and Jorma Elo are a dream team of modern choreographers. Beautiful dancing, set to minimal sets and stunning music (particularly the cello concerto in act 1), is a performance that shouldn’t be missed!”

Seo Hye Han and John Lam in William Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

John Lam, Misa Kuranaga, and Isaac Akiba in William Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

Hannah Bettes, Patrick Yocum, and Roddy Doble in William Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018; photo by Rosalie O'Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet

So, don’t you miss it! Parts is Suite 2018 runs through April 7th. Get your tickets and see two of our recent personal profiles, the amazing Irlan Silva and Brilliant Lawrence Rines, shine in this historic program.


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Featured Photo courtesy of Boston Ballet – Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites; photo by Rosalie O’Connor

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