Performance Details

  • Choreography Yoshihisa Arai
  • Costumes Temur Suluashvili
  • Music Maurice Ravel
  • Performance History World Premiere
  • Running Time 16 minutes

Lights and shadows converge in this world premiere ballet from Joffrey Artist Yoshihisa Arai, featuring the iconic score of the same name by composer Maurice Ravel and costumes by Joffrey Artist Temur Suluashvili. Join us for this exclusive streaming event from the Gerald Arpino Black Box Theater at Joffrey Tower, part of the Joffrey Studio Series.

The Joffrey Ballet in Yoshihisa Arai’s ‘Boléro,’ performed in the Gerald Arpino Black Box Theater at Joffrey Tower. Photo courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet.  
Joffrey Artist Anais Bueno takes on a featured role as muse, leading the audience on a journey through time and space. Photo courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet.  
Anais Bueno and ensemble in Yoshihisa Arai’s ‘Boléro.’ Photo courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet. 

Meet the Creative Team

Yoshihisa Arai


Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Arai has been a Company Artist with the Joffrey Ballet since 2012. "Boléro" marks his first original creation and choreography for the Joffrey main stage.

Temur Suluashvili

Costume Designer

Suluashvili joined the Joffrey in 2003 and has since originated some of the most memorable roles in the Joffrey repertoire. A prolific designer and photographer, Suluashvili’s multi-disciplinary work has been featured around the world.