The Boston Ballet’s “All Kylian”

Date: March 2013
Skills: Writing
Client: Artscope Magazine

Boston, MA – The Boston Ballet’s current show, “All Kylián,” features three acts that combine ballet with modern dance and performance art. Every dance reinterprets and expands on the one before it, all with an obvious visual signature of the acclaimed choreographer for whom the show is named, Jiri Kylián.

Kylián is a Czech artist who has been departing from classical styles his entire career. His past compositions have been established as “abstract,” some even described as “surrealistic.” “All Kylián” was definitely more conceptual than classical, abrasive and almost violent movements were coordinated to somber music — the men emphasizing their power over women through reactionary choreography.

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