Choreography: Jill Eathorne Bahr
Music: Patricia Van Ness
Costumes: Boston Ballet Costume Shop
Lighting: Craig Miller
Fernando Bujones, Jennifer Gelfand, Carla Stallings, Lazlo Berdo
Sharon Story, Gilles Reichert Arthur Leeth
with members of Boston Ballet
THE BOSTON BALLET BROUGHT their season to an exuberant close with their performance of three Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales: "The Ice Maiden," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" and "The Wild Swans." The use of ballet lends itself extremely well to the dreamy world of fairy tales, and this performance displayed how the two art forms complement each other.
The story relates the tale of an evil stepmother who banishes her stepchildren, one daughter and eleven sons, turning the sons into swans. The sister must knit jackets out of nettles to transform her brothers back.
The creation of this piece was made possible by a commission from Boston Ballet and a grant from the New England Biolabs Foundation