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Jorma Elo (2011)

As Resident Choreographer at Boston Ballet, Finnish-born Jorma Elo has become an increasingly sought-after talent across the US and Europe, and has created works on many companies including San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and Finnish National Ballet. Kings 2 Ends, created for Scottish Ballet, is a collision of the two very different energies found in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Steve Reich’s Double Sextet. Both lyrical and playful, Elo’s vibrant choreography invites the audience to simply immerse themselves in the piece and to discover their own personal meaning.

Credits

Choreography: Jorma Elo
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No.1 and Steve Reich - Double Sextet

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What the press said

“Elo’s choreography fizzes with sassy invention tinged with affectionate subversions of ballet technique.”
The Herald - 4*

“A paradoxical blend of the minimal and the energetic… Enticing”
Sunday Herald

"Fiendishly difficult choreography and remarkable polish.”
The Scotsman – 5*

“The ensemble dances move at thrilling, wheeling speeds and come etched with fascinating crosscurrents of details.”
The Guardian

“Sleek, attractive and distinctive.”
The Telegraph

Performances

Double Bill at Sadler's Wells

(performed with Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth)

Sadler's Wells, London  
3-4 November 2011

US Tour 2011

(performed with Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth)

Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
Los Angeles, California
14-16 October 2011
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Jackson Hall, Davis, California
19 October 2011

Orpheum Theatre 
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Part of Northrop Festival)
22 Oct 2011

Autumn Season 2011 

(performed with Page's Pennies from Heaven)
29 September – 01 October 2011

Edinburgh International Festival 2011

(performed with Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth)

The Playhouse, Edinburgh
26-28 August 2011

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