Set to the iconic music of The Rolling Stones, Galloway’s world premiere fuses his experience in both the dance and fashion industries. This ballet will feature The Rolling Stones’ “Midnight Rambler”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Paint It Black”, “Wild Horses”, and “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”.
Galloway is working with Boston Ballet’s Costume Shop to create fashion-forward costumes for DEVIL’S/eye. In addition to dance, Galloway has enjoyed a successful career in fashion and costume design, consulting for fashion powerhouses like Gucci and Calvin Klein, and designing award-winning costumes for ballet companies worldwide, including Kirov Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
“Creating DEVIL’S/eye on Boston Ballet has been so rewarding. My goal was to make a ballet that’s both fun to dance and fun to look at—something that would have audiences dancing through the aisles—and I think we did that. It’s a ballet about joy, relationships… all of the things that we experience on a daily basis.
Above all, DEVIL’S/eye is a celebration of these incredible dancers. The artists of Boston Ballet fed me with so much inspiration throughout this process. I realize I’m working with some of the greatest dancers in the United States, and I can’t think of another Company I would trust to come along on this journey with me.
This is the first time these Rolling Stones songs have been set on a classical dance company using a classical dance vocabulary. You’re not used to hearing rock and roll in this context. DEVIL’S/eye invites audiences to experience these songs in a new way, and perhaps appreciate them even more. I hope this ballet is a bright and surprising addition to Boston Ballet’s repertoire,” Galloway said.