Boston Ballet's 2005-06 Season to Include Mark Morris and Jorma Elo Premieres

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Boston Ballet's 2005-06 season will include world premieres by Mark Morris and Jorma Elo and the U.S. premiere of James Kudelka's Cinderella.

The season will open with Cinderella, was given its world premiere in 2004 by the National Ballet of Canada, where Kudelka is artistic director. Set to Prokofiev's score, the ballet features sets and costumes inspired by art deco designer Ert_ and created by David Boechler.

The Nutcracker, choreographed by Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen, moves next season into the newly restored Opera House. The company's new production premiered last December at the Colonial Theatre, where it had been moved from the Wang Center when the Radio City Christmas Spectacular was programmed there instead.

In March, the company presents Frederick Ashton's full-length La Fille mal gard_e as well as a repertory program featuring the Morris premiere, William Forsythe's Herman Schmerman, and Elo's Plan to B, which the Boston Ballet premiered in 2004.

A program called An Evening of Russian Ballet in May features Bronislava Nijinksa's rarely performed Les Noces, and Act III of Raymonda, with choreography based on the original by Marius Petipa.

Later in May, the company presents the world premiere of Elo's Carmen, set to Bizet's score, presented in a program with Balanchine's Serenade, set to music by Tchaikovsky. Nissinen told the Boston Globe that Elo's version is "sleek, chic, and contemporary. Carmen and her cohorts won't be working in a tobacco factory. They'll be more like supermodels."


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