by Helen Pickett
Director of Photography + Editor Ernesto Galan
Lighting Jon Gonda
MARÍA ÁLVAREZ, JI YOUNG CHAE
DEREK DUNN, MADYSEN FELBER
JOHN LAM, LAWRENCE RINES
HALEY SCHWAN, MY’KAL STROMILE
Petal was filmed as 360° media that can also be experienced through a virtual reality device.
“Boston Ballet is the first major company to have blended VR and ballet to such a degree.
And instead of bending classical choreography to fit the needs of a virtual environment, the latest ballets are designed for the headset”
Experience dance like never before. This intimate, virtual reality performance of Petal invites you in. Exploding with bright colors and exciting choreography, Pickett describes the work as “an ode to spring and the resiliency of life, popping with kaleidoscope colors of the exquisite Gerbera daisies.”
“It took my breath away. This level of intimacy was thrilling and what I have worked for my entire career.”
Music “Death of the Twins: Finale” by Philip Glass, Jean Cocteau and Susan Marshall*
*By permission of Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc.
Original Costume Design Nete Joseph