With strong classical technique at the root of all its work, the company presents a double bill featuring MacMillan's masterwork, Song of the Earth. Rarely performed in America, it is one of MacMillan's most intense and beautiful ballets, exploring man's struggle to accept mortality, with the Messenger of Death stalking the action throughout, and the hope that renewal comes with death. The company also presents a new work, Kings 2 Ends, by celebrated Finnish choreographer, Jorma Elo, premiering August 2011 at the Edinburgh International Festival. As resident choreographer at Boston Ballet, Elo has become an increasingly sought-after talent across the U.S. and Europe, and has also created works for companies including San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Finnish National Ballet.
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