Boston Ballet’s ‘Our Journey’ featuring Nanine Linning and Justin Peck

Boston Ballet‘s Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced Our Journey – a programme showcasing two insightful contemporary works that reflects the curiosity about the world and a shared desire for human connection. 

La Mer, an explosive world premiere by lauded artist and choreographer Nanine Linning, explores the romance, beauty, and volatility of the sea and is the result of a highly collaborative effort of an extraordinary team of artists from around the world. La Mer is a 50-minute work performed by 33 dancers, 45 musicians of the orchestra, and eight singers. Linning and her team aim to raise awareness of the importance of ocean preservation and a new vision of the ocean.

Jeffrey Cirio with Artists of Boston Ballet in Nanine Linning’s La Mer, photo by Brooke Trisolini, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Everywhere We Gochoreographed by Tony-Award winning choreographer Justin Peck to music by GRAMMY and Academy Award nominee Sufjan Stevens, makes its Boston Ballet premiere. His energetic choreography for 25 dancers shines against a nine-movement orchestral score composed by GRAMMY and Academy Award nominee Sufjan Stevens. This work is Peck’s second collaboration with Stevens. With costumes by former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Janie Taylor, sets by Brooklyn-based artist and architect Karl Jensen, and lighting by Peck’s frequent collaborator and Boston Ballet Lighting Designer Brandon Stirling Baker.

Photo courtesy of The Australian Ballet. Christopher Rogers-Wilson, Dana Stephensen and Artists of The Australian Ballet In Justin Peck’s Everywhere We Go, 2022. Photo by Jeff Busby

Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen said:

“This program showcases the absolute best of Boston Ballet and how we are always pushing the artform forward. I am so proud of the Company for taking on such a massive undertaking with Nanine Linning’s stunning world premiere. It has been inspiring having this team of remarkable artists from around the world collaborating and creating. I am also thrilled to present Everywhere We Go to Boston audiences for the first time. This program is filled with excellent dancing, challenging choreography, and breathtaking music. There is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Ji Young Chae, Soobin Lee, and Sage Humphries in Nanine Linning’s La Mer, photo by Brooke Trisolini, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Our Journey runs April 6–16, for more information visit: Boston Ballet