Boston Ballet dances under Greenway sculpture

The Boston Ballet recreated an aerial sculpture on Oct. 7 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (From left) Greenway Conservancy executive director Jesse Brackenbury, artist Janet Echelman and Boston Ballet's artistic director Mikko Nissinen. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

The Boston Ballet recreated an aerial sculpture on Oct. 7 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (From left) Greenway Conservancy executive director Jesse Brackenbury, artist Janet Echelman and Boston Ballet’s artistic director Mikko Nissinen. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

By the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

 

A dozen male Boston Ballet dancers, along with four french horn players, recreated an aerial sculpture on Oct. 7 from their epic season opening performances of “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet” by John Neumeier on the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

The Boston Ballet will perform from Oct. 22 to Nov. 1 at the Boston Opera House.

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

The event took place underneath artist Janet Echelman’s aerial sculpture “As If It Were Already Here,” which floats gracefully over The Greenway until the end of October.

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

The dance was followed by a Q&A with Boston Ballet’s artistic director Mikko Nissinen, Greenway Conservancy executive director Jesse Brackenbury, artist Janet Echelman and dancers from Boston Ballet.

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet Orchestra in “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Image by Liza Voll for Boston Ballet.)

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