Monday, October 26, 2015

Boston Ballet's Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler


Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing magic with Boston Ballet as the company opened their 52nd season with Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier. Boston Ballet is only the fourth corps de ballet in the world (after Hamburg Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and Royal Swedish Ballet) to present Neumeier’s spellbinding art. Paying homage to Mahler’s timeless score, world-renowned choreographer Neumeier interpreted the feelings he experienced while hearing Mahler’s Third Symphony into synchronized movements and skilled arrangements.

From the moment the curtain rises, the audience will begin to digest something so unique. The first 30 minutes, alone, sets the tone for an incredible journey of strength and agility as 29 male dancers use their bodies to form complex geometric shapes through various partner sequences. It's jaw-dropping to say the least and the best part is there's room for personal interpretation. Neumeier choreographed a dynamic spectrum of images and emotion while dancers are given the artistic liberty to illustrate the movement through their eyes. Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler will close Sunday, November 1. Buy your tickets for the final week here.





Photos // Rosalie O'Connor

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