Bella Figura

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Bella Figura is a one-act ballet by Jiří Kylián, first presented in 1995 by Nederlands Dans Theater.

Premiere:
Australia in 1996 by Nederlands Dans Theater.
American in April 2011 by Boston Ballet.

Music:
Lukas Foss ("Lento and Andante" from Salomon Rossi Suite)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ("Stabat Mater Dolorosa and Quando Corpus Morietur" from Stabat Mater)
Alessandro Marcello ("Adagio" from Oboe Concerto in D minor)
Antonio Vivaldi ("Andante" from Concerto for two mandolins in G major)
Giuseppe Torelli ("Grave" from Concerti Grossi Op 8 No. 6 in G minor "Christmas Concerto")

Ken Ossola was assistant to the choreographer, the set design was by Kylián, costume design by Joke Visser, lighting design and technical adaptation by Kees Tjebbes.

Sources[edit]

  • Boston Ballet program notes (March 2012).