“Play With Fire” features three contemporary ballets. “Sharp Side of Dark,” by Boston Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo, is set against an architectural backdrop to Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” The Boston Ballet premiered Ji?í Kylián’s “Bella Figura” last April, and it celebrates the human body. The last work, Christopher Bruce’s “Rooster,” is set to music by the Rolling Stones.
Nissinen recently spoke with CBSBoston about the upcoming performance.
CBSBoston : What made you choose the three works?
Mikko Nissinen: We have had so much success with the works by Ji?í Kylián and Jorma Elo in the past. We have an audience that enjoys contemporary programs, and it helps bring a new audience to the shows. We have a three-pronged repertoire: classical/academic, neoclassical like Balanchine, and contemporary. It means we’re inclusive versus exclusive. We offer three doors to ballet and don’t care which entry point people use "
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