Boston Ballet presents RHAPSODY - pushing the boundaries of dance! DATE CHANGED

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Boston Opera House

539 Washington Street · Boston, MA

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Lobby doors generally open at 6:45 PM. We can meet behind the grand staircase on the landing leading to the lower lobby until 7:20 PM.

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PLEASE RSVP TO THIS MEETUP NOTICE BY MAY 20th.
THE GROUP DISCOUNT PRICE WILL BE A CHOICE OF $71 (regularly $89) OR $55 (regularly $69) FOR SEATS IN FRONT MEZZANINE RIGHT. ONCE YOU HAVE REPLIED I WILL SEND YOU THE INFO FOR THE BOSTON BALLET GROUP SALES CONTACT TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT AND ARE SEATED WITH THE GROUP.
IF ENOUGH MEMBERS REPLY WE MAY BE ABLE TO ARRANGE A BACK STAGE TOUR OR A MEETING WITH ONE OF THE DANCERS.

Rhapsody presents an international line-up of 20th and 21st century choreographers whose varied works push the boundaries of dance.

Rhapsody explores the the scope of the Company's classical and contemporary expertise. A world premiere of ELA/Rhapsody in Blue by Principal Dancer Paolo Arrais uses George Gershwin's jazzy score and a cast of 15 men and one woman to capture female power to magnificent effect.
A trio of short works by Soviet-era choreographer Leonid Yakobson encapsulates his astounding artistic range. From the ethereal elegance of Pas de Quatre, to the sculpturally-inspired Rodin, to the solo Vestris (originally created for a young Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yakobson's work shines with his unique genius and an undercurrent of rebellion, reflecting the cultural and political realities that shaped his career.
Balachine pays homage to the grandeur of St. Peterburg in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2. This piece is a perfect example of Balanchine's affinity for Tchaikovsky's music and his skill in creating choreography that brings exciting new dimension to the composer's luxurious scores.

Program:
Leonid Yakobson
"Pas de Quatre" with music by Vincenzo Bellini
"Rodin" with music by Claude Debussy and Alban Berg
"Vestris" with music by Gennadi Banshchikov

Paolo Arrais
"ELA/Rhapsody in Blue" with music by George Gershwin

George Balanchine
"Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2" music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky