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Touring Shakespeare Theater – with Company!

Fall means so many beautiful things in my beloved Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.  Among them – an Annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare – at the Shakespeare & Company where  high-school students from MA and NY showcase full-scale Shakespeare plays produced with the help of the Company’s directing teams. With acclaimed theater productions, actor training and …

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Boston Ballet Opens the Season with Obsidian Tear

The outdoors are still calling with its crisp late fall air, but it is time to start sharing our weekends with the finest of Boston’s arts. This past weekend, my husband and I went on a date to celebrate  Boston Ballet’s new season which opened with Obsidian Tear.  (The program – based on a music …

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SLEEPING BEAUTY AND ROBBINS/THE CONCERT: TWO BOSTON BALLET PRODUCTIONS ARE ON STAGE THIS MAY

In one of his post-performance talks (following a modern program last March), Boston Ballet’s artistic director Mikko Nissinen promised that the company would continue to embrace both traditional story ballets and the diverse works by the modern choreographers.  This May, ballet lovers in Boston are being treated to two superb productions as diverse as ballet …

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Kylián’s “Wings of Wax”: Spring arrives on Boston Ballet’s stage

On March 23, Boston Ballet celebrated the calendar arrival of Spring with a program of three contemporary mini-ballets featuring George Balanchine’s 1964 Donizetti Variations, Jiri Kylián’s 1997 Wings of Wax, and Alexander Ekman’s 2010 Cacti. While I am a big fan of classical story ballets, I am becoming more and more comfortable with interpreting contemporary choreography …

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Forget what you know about dance and experience the Artifact, ballet by William Forsythe, by Boston Ballet.

Artifact ballet by William Forsythe: forget what you think you know about dance

Last week Boston Ballet presented the Artifact 2017 by William Forsythe, one of the most influential choreographers of our time (in Boston Opera House through March 5). Many of us,  weekenders, go to ballet performances to escape the routine and to be carried away to the far away lands of swans, princesses and eternal love, …

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Dressed for the Holidays: How We Attended The Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal at Boston Ballet

“Why do you keep wanting to see The Nutcracker after so many times?” Vi, 7: “It’s because each time they do it better!” Indeed, attending The Nutcracker at Boston Ballet is our city’s (and ours!) beloved holiday tradition. This season marks the fifth anniversary of Mikko Nissenen’s (Boston Ballet’s Creative Director) lighter and shorter version …

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LE CORSAIRE Opens Boston Ballet’s 2016-2017 Season

Classical ballets, with their elaborately decorated sets, lavish costumes, and most importantly, a dramatic story to tie it all together, have a magical power to sweep us into the worlds far away – the best ones, do of course.  Le Corsaire, which opened the 2016-2017 season at the Boston Ballet on October 27 DID just …

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Boston Ballet takes us to Paris: new program Kaleidoscope is on stage March 17-26

No travel plans for this spring? Don’t despair!   This week Boston Ballet takes us to Paris in its new program  Kaleidoscope, a colorful springy fusion of four pieces of modern choreography (at the Boston Opera House, March 17-26). Going to Boston Ballet performances is a family affair in our house.  While my husband prefers modern pieces (especially …

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ONEGIN BALLET RETURNS TO BOSTON FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 6, 2016

Do you have a favorite ballet? I believe I just found mine. It’s John Cranko’s ONEGIN which comes back to Boston Ballet after 14 years (February 25 – March 6 in Boston Opera House). Cranko’s passionate ballet is based on the famous novel in verses by Alexander Pushkin “Eugene Onegin”, set in 19th century Russia.   …

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“Mary Poppins” Musical opens in time for February School Vacation Week in Boston

Growing up in the former Soviet Union in the 70-s and 80-s we did not travel very far (or often), so a good children’s theater production in nearby Odessa was what made my school vacations special. Your kids’ February vacation in Boston could be special too- if you hurry up to get the tickets for the new “Mary …

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