Boston Herald by Keith Powers, October 24, 2009
Boston Ballet’s ‘Passions’ right on Pointe
A world premiere of Helen Pickett’s “Tsukiyo,” danced by Lia Cirio and Sabi Varga, showed that Nissinen’s faith in this choreographer – this is her third commission by the company – is not misplaced. Pickett’s language is profound, fluid and intimate. Set to a minimalist sonata by Arvo Part, the dancers rarely released each other, but never seemed to cling. Liquid and unique lifts, touches and bends let the enigmatic love story unfold almost as an afterthought – it was hard not to focus solely on the movement.