Zoom In

Boston – 2021

Affiche La Lueur de l'Aube de Ken Ossola


Facing the physical limitations due to the coronavirus, Boston Ballet and myself have been collaborating online for the very first time. The medium “Zoom” and the IT support of Boston Ballet made it possible to create art in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and in Boston at the same time.

Inspired by the dancers and the meditative composition from Arvo Pärt “Fratres” the online sessions led to a work that invites to zoom in on intimacy, integrity, human emotions, and the great desire to stay connected.

Separated by an ocean yet being connected online with a view through a screen gave me the opportunity to be near the dancers and zoom in on every detail to translate it into movement that will invite the audience to zoom in as well.

Lenght : 11 min

Final de La Lueur de l'Aube, chorégraphie de Ken Ossola, création Montréal Mars 2016

Production Crew

Premiere of Zoom In is featured in Boston Ballet’s new virtual program Process & Progress May 13-23 2021

Boston Ballet under the artistic direction of Mikko Nissinen

Choreography & Film Direction by Ken Ossola

Cast: Boston Ballet dancer

María Álvarez, Tyson Clark, Paul Craig, Chyrstyn Fentroy, John Lam, Nina Matiashvili, Tigran Mkrtchyan, Alex Roberts, Haley Schwan, Patrick Yocum

Produced by Scalped Productions

Director of Photography & Editor: Ernesto Galan

First Assistant Camera: Paul Speziale

Behind the Scenes Videography & Production Assistant: Brian Pitcher

Boston Ballet Creative Team

Costume Design: Ken Ossola in collaboration with Lisa Dezmelyk

Set Design: Benjamin J. Phillips

Lighting Design: Brandon Stirling Baker

Production Stage Manager: Craig Margolis

Production Assistant: Karen McConarty


“Fratres” composed by Arvo Pärt*

Performed by Gidon Kremer, violin and Keith Jarrett, piano

 *By arrangement with European American Music and Universal Music Group