Elo is house choreographer for Boston Ballet, and known throughout the dance world, primarily for his more modern works. Lately, he has created story ballets, including his Alice in Wonderland here in Helsinki.
Elo has drawn on the Violin Concerto, the Fifth Symphony and the Finlandia hymn, all works important to him. When studying the life of Jean Sibelius, Elo was inspired by his creativity and his and vivid life, especially his relationship with Aino, a loving and forgiving wife who supported him throughout.
Elo understood that this would make a great love story as well. The life of Jean and Aino Sibelius is told chronologically, primarily choreographed in classical movements, combined with pure acting to take the drama further.