Could it be that choreographer Wayne McGregor choked in the face of the Rite of Spring challenge?
Despite its grand intentions, Atomos is essentially an abstract work that springs from Wayne McGregor’s obvious passion for full-throttle movement.
The Boston Ballet’s program was meant as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence.
Each piece is so different from the others in Shades of Sound that the evening provides something for everyone, giving the company a chance to showcase its phenomenal technique.
In George Balanchine’s Serenade and Symphony in C and in Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, architecture comes to the fore, but not exactly conveying the message that company director Mikko Nissinen seems to have intended.