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Boston Ballet and Nanine Linning: La Mer

@ Courtesy of Brooke Trisolini

Thu, Apr 6 - Sun, Apr 16  2023

April 6, modern ballet performance La Mer by Dutch choreographer Nanine Linning and the Boston Ballet is premiering at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston. Through the lens of an artist, Nanine Linning explores the power of expression to shed light on the importance of ocean preservation. Find more information here.

About the event

Boston Ballet presents two insightful contemporary works that reflect their curiosity about the world and our shared desire for human connection. Justin Peck’s epic ballet Everywhere We Go floods the stage with kaleidoscopic movement. The program builds to a stunning crescendo with a brand-new work La Mer created by lauded choreographer Nanine Linning. Through the lens of an artist, Linning explores the power of expression to shed light on the importance of ocean preservation.

Boston Ballet and the non-profit organization Woods Whole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are collaborating on the world premiere of La Mer, a contemporary ballet that explores the nature of threats facing the ocean, as well as the potential in the ocean to create solutions to our most challenging environmental and societal problems. The goal of the ballet is to inspire curiosity about our shared ocean planet and to raise hope for a sustainable future for all.

About the artist

Dutch choreographer Nanine Linning consciously leaves the beaten theatrical track. Crossing fields of design, video, visual arts and music, her productions are characterized by an explosive movement language and an equally vivid imagery. Linning designs opulent poetic work; her evening-length productions are worlds on their own in their visual and dramaturgical content. Her out of the box concepts make reference to human emotions as well as aspects of cultural history and social criticism. Her close cooperation with diverse internationally known artists and scientists is reflected in the broad spectrum of her projects, which include European co-productions and touring, exhibitions and installations.

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