It’s difficult to be the most memorable piece of the night when flanked by George Balanchine’s blissful “Chaconne” and Jiří Kylián’s seminal “Bella Figura,” yet Stephen Galloway’s new work “Devil’s/eye” rose to this challenge and exceeded all expectations. Set to five songs by The Rolling Stones, “Devil’s/eye” is a joyous celebration of sizzling sensuality and vibrant individuality. Boston Ballet’s dancers performing to rock and roll, you might ask? Yes, and it works!
Boston Ballet in “Devil's/eye” by Stephen Galloway. Photograph by Liza Voll Photography
When a choreographer takes on volcanic and iconic works from American musical giants like Leonard Bernstein and John Adams one move they could take is to cool them down with a couple of more soothing European works in between.Continue Reading