Boston Ballet’s Kaleidoscope
This Thursday is the opening night for a new program from the Boston Ballet. A series of four ballets, Kaleidoscope brings together some of the most influential choreographers of the last century. Running through March 27, the performance includes Kammermusik No. 2 by George Balanchine, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude by William Forsythe, the romantic Pas de Quatre by unsung choreographer Leonid Jakobson, and Léonide Massine’s colorful Gaîté Parisienne, set in a Parisian belle epoch café.
Programs like these are so enjoyable — each ballet has its own style and mood, and spending some time in each of these different worlds in the same night is such a treat. “From the technical precision of Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude to the comic exuberance of Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne, Kaleidoscope is a remarkably diverse program,” explains Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “There is something for everybody in this program and it truly exhibits the range of talent of this Company.” You can find out more about the performances and buy tickets through the Boston Ballet website.
1: Misa Kuranaga, Ji Young Chae, Maria Baranova, and Ashley Ellis in Leonid Yakobson’s Pas de Quatre; photo by Igor Burlak, courtesy of Boston Ballet
2: Misa Kuranaga in William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy of Boston Ballet. Costume design by Stephen Galloway.
3: American Ballet Theatre in Léonide Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne; photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy of American Ballet Theatre