To improve your experience on our site and ensure your security, please upgrade to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.
Sustain NYCB for the Future – Donate Now
You have the promo code applied
Brooding and intensely physical, Oltremare depicts the journey toward a new life with both its struggles and adrenaline-rising anticipation.
Oltremare was the third ballet that Mauro Bigonzetti choreographed for NYCB, all of which are set to scores by his frequent collaborator, Bruno Moretti. About the ballet, which premiered in 2008, Bigonzetti said, “Oltremare, which translates to ‘beyond the sea,’ explores the feelings of people who have left their homeland on a quest for a better life in a far new land: the sadness of separation, and the excitement and joy of a new world. We see them at port, before they board the ship, saying goodbye to their home, and we see them sharing an emotional journey—crying, laughing, hugging—until finally everything fades away, like the colors of an old postcard.”
Enter your name and email address to receive email communications from New York City Ballet, including special offers, on-sale dates, and other updates.