Posted on October 8, 2012
Boston Ballet will visit the London Coliseum from July 1 to 7, 2013, as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. There will be two programmes in the London season, including ballets by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe and Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer, Jorma Elo. The season will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“The performances are an exciting opportunity to bring this versatile ballet company to London,” said Boston Ballet’s artistic director, Mikko Nissinen. “The repertoire duly represents classical ballet, neo-classical dance and cutting-edge contemporary dance.”
In Programme A, the company dance L’Après-midi d’un faune, credited to Vaslav Nijinsky, Balanchine’s Serenade and Symphony in Three Movements and Elo’s Plan to B, created for the company in 2004. Boston Ballet’s music director Jonathan McPhee will conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Programme B features Forsythe’s The Second Detail, Wheeldon’s Polyphonia and Kylián’s Bella Figura.
Tickets are available from 020 7845 9300 or from www.eno.org.
Picture: Boston Ballet in Serenade. Photograph: Gene Schiavone