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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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Choose Your Date And Celebrate End Of Season At Boston Ballet

For me, attending Boston Ballet’s performances is not only about admiring one of the leading and oldest American ballet companies, but also about spending time with my loved ones.  I carefully “plan” my Boston Ballet season by choosing which family member I will invite on which ballet outing with me.  I shared Romeo & Juliet with …

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Parts In Suite And Romeo & Juliet: Two Productions Open The Spring Season At Boston Ballet

I love it when Boston Ballet has two rotating productions for us to enjoy (and appreciate versatility of the dancers!)  This spring we are treated to the Parts In Suite mixed program of contemporary choreography and the full-length classic of Romeo & Juliet (music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by John Cranko); both ballets are running …

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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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