Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet opens its 60th Season with all-modern FALL EXPERIENCE

Boston Ballet opens its 60th Season with FALL EXPERIENCE-  a program of 4 unique modern ballets. The Company has been known for its work with  leading modern choreographers from different parts of the world, but I feel that this program is its most unique  to date.  The evening went by in the blink of an …

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Don Quixote opens the spring season at Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet started its spring season with Nureyev’s Don Quixote (March 16-26), a full-length, three-act story ballet with a long history with the company. (Music by Ludwig Minkus, adapted and arranged by John Lanchbery). Don Quixote the ballet is only loosely based on the namesake book by the 17th century Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes …

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(2023 Updates are Coming this Weekend) The Nutcracker Ballet: Boston for the Holidays

This past weekend our family embraced winter holidays-22 with Mom-daughter visit to the Nutcracker at Boston Ballet (now-December 31, Boston Opera House).  Boston Ballet’s 2012 version of the beloved classic is staged by its Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen with original set and costume designs by award-winning Robert Perdziola. Attending the Nutcracker together is our long-standing …

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As Anticipated – New International Program continues Boston Ballet’s 59th Season

It is the opening night of As Anticipated at Boston’s Opera House and we are part of the eclectic audience eagerly anticipating Boston Ballet’s new program.  The (3-works) William Forsythe’ evening features Boston Ballet guest choreographer’s Approximate Sonata (1996) and Artifact Suite (2004) -with a world premiere of its newly added “prequel” – Défilé.  Black …

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DREAMstate innovative program continues at Boston Ballet for one more weekend

With everything that is going on in the world right now, I did not think I was in the mood for a ballet.  But in the press release for new contemporary program, DREAMstate, Boston Ballet’s Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen promised the “feast for eyes, ears and soul”.  So taking my husband with me I decided …

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Holidays 2021 in and around Boston

My family and I enjoyed our share of “below freezing” outings last year (including a Chanukah celebration on our porch!) but this December 2021 we are happy to add indoor celebrations to our list of holiday events in and around Boston. The Nutcracker is still standing (Try Cyber Monday link here for discounted tickets) We …

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December Holiday Weekend 2020 in Boston

With no live holiday events or social gatherings in Boston (or pretty much anywhere around the world) it is difficult to feel festive.  Yet it is not entirely impossible!  I will share how we got ourselves into the holiday spirit during December Holiday weekend in Boston and maybe you can follow suit! THE NUTCRACKER WITH …

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The Nutcracker Season is Open at Boston Ballet (our visit report and backstage video)

As much as I like to lead my family along on my weekend agenda, they are all grown-up enough now to have their own!  So this year, my daughter was the one who decided that we are going yet again to The Nutcracker at Boston Ballet.   We were lucky to be invited to the Opening …

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Giselle opens the season at Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet opened new season  with Giselle, one of the most romantic classical ballet of all times.  This staging – first in 10 years – has been led by Larissa Ponomarenko, former Boston Ballet prima ballerina and current Ballet Master (and a favorite Boston Ballet’s Giselle). I first saw Giselle in 1989 at Mariinsky Theater …

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