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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.


Choreography & Film Direction: Ken Ossola 

Boston Ballet under the artistic direction of Mikko Nissinen

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 

Soundtrack: "Fratres" by Arvo Pärt* 

Performed by Gidon Kremer, violin and Keith Jarrett, piano  

*By arrangement with European American Music and Universal Music Group 

Photo shot by Brooke Trisolini

Premier: May 13-23 2021, Boston Ballet's new virtual program Process & Progress

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