La Mer

Dancers Ji Young Chae, Soobin Lee, and Sage Humphries perform in choreographer Nanine Linning’s “La Mer.”

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are collaborating with Boston Ballet on a new production about the ocean. “La Mer” (The Sea) explores the romance, beauty, and volatility of the sea, and is the result of a team of artists from around the world and ocean scientists at WHOI coming together. The new production makes its world premiere on April 6, and runs through April 16, at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston.

“La Mer” is a 50-minute work performed by 33 dancers, 45 orchestral musicians, and eight choral singers. Choreographer Nanine Linning, artistic director Mikko Nissinen, and other members of Boston Ballet visited WHOI and met with researchers working to help solve the planet’s pressing ocean challenges.

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