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Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
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“The energy was palpable everywhere. The [theater] was full and the curtain calls were enthusiastic. So much for the notion that Boston is interested only in classical story ballets.” —The Phoenix


No More Play 

Music: Anton Webern: Fünf Sätze für Streichquartett

Choreography: Jiří Kylián

Petite Mort 

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto in A Major, Piano Concerto in C Major 

Choreography: Jiří Kylián


Music: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita Nr. 2 D-moll/Sarabande BWV 1004 

Choreography: Jiří Kylián

*Falling Angels *

Music: Steven Reich: Drumming / Part I 

Choreography: Jiří Kylián

Sechs Tänze 

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Deutsche Tänze 

Choreography: Jiří Kylián

Black and White, a program by Jiří Kylián, one of the world’s most fascinating and celebrated choreographers, returns to Boston Ballet for a second season in an unprecedented move by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. The five-ballet program made its Boston premiere in February 2009, providing audiences with a view into Kylián’s unique and potent vision.

Black and White made company history by exceeding sales goals a day before opening and making Boston Ballet the first company outside the Nederlands Dans Theater to perform the full program. Dance critic Thomas Garvey wrote, Black and White was “a triumph; a must-see; a dance that brings the audience to its feet, cheering. And then sets the crowd to thinking.”

Black and White includes a dynamic range of works. No More Play, a study in contrasts, is at once somber and light, engaging and introspective. Petite Mort, a visual stunner, incorporates artistic swordplay set to Mozart. Sarabande, a powerful work for ten men, and Falling Angels, a mesmerizing, patterned dance for women, balance each other. Sechs Tänze, a light, madcap romp, concludes the evening with energy and Kylián’s unique wit.

About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet, a professional dance company and the region’s second-largest performing arts organization, is dedicated to the highest standards of dance performance, training, and education. The Company presents fully staged classical and contemporary works during its eight-month season. Performances reach a broadly inclusive audience from throughout the state and region, and support an institutional mission that values leadership, innovation, and partnership. Boston Ballet’s Center for Dance Education serves an associated imperative to train dancers of all ages and provide general access to the art of dance.