My Obsession | October 6–16, 2022
Citizens Bank Opera House
- Apollo by George Balanchine
- Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine
- 月夜Tsukiyo by Helen Pickett
- DEVIL’S/eye by Stephen Galloway
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Balanchine’s legendary Apollo brings humanity to Greek mythology, demonstrating an artistic coming of age for the title character, as well as Balanchine himself. His Allegro Brillante is a 16-minute work of pure dance. Featuring the vigorous tempo of Tchaikovsky’s Third Piano Concerto, the work showcases the dancers’ athletic ability to perform difficult choreography with detailed timing.
Pickett’s 月夜Tsukiyo returns to the stage where it first premiered in 2009. Set to music by Arvo Pärt, this intimate duet is based on the Japanese fable “The Woodcutter’s Daughter.”
Returning by popular demand is Galloway’s DEVIL’S/eye. Set to music by The Rolling Stones, this electrifying ballet made its world premiere with Boston Ballet in March 2022.