The Opening Night of Boston Ballet’s 2019 ChoreograpHER initiative showing will be next Wednesday, October 23 at the Boston Ballet Headquarters.
DDP Founder Liza Yntema will be in Boston to celebrate this special program dedicated to showcasing and championing the work of emerging female choreographers (for the second year in a row).
In early 2019, DDP featured Boston Ballet principal dancer and inaugural ChoreograpHER artist Lia Cirio on our blog. This would be Lia’s first attempt at creating a work. Her piece, Sta(i)r(e)s, was well-received by the Boston audience, and its creation signified a leader among dancers stepping into a role often encouraged only for men at other companies.
To The Globe, artistic director Mikko Nissinen said, “’The best way to help is to provide an opportunity.” The initial showings last year were sold out with, for the first time ever, six women choreographers featured in a performance.
Learn more about ChoreograpHER here.
DDP Founder and President Liza Yntema is a Lead Sponsor of ChoreograpHER.