Boston Ballet Opens its Season with a Celebration of Finland

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Boston Ballet, under Finnish artistic director Mikko Nissinen, opened its 2017-18 season Nov. 3 at the Boston Opera House with mixed performance of traditional and contemporary dance. The night also celebrated Finnish work, the 100th anniversary of the country's independence from Russia occurring later this year. The night opened with an orchestral performance of Finnish...continue reading




Boston Ballet presents ‘Kaleidoscope’, a colorful array of performances

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Boston Ballet presented its first mixed repertory program* of this season. “Kaleidoscope,”* featured four works by the most influential choreographers of the 20th century. The four works performed were “Kammermusik No.2,” “Pas de Quatre,” “The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude” and “Gaîté Parisienne.” Each one was distinct yet they worked cohesively as a repertoire, representing a...continue reading




A Story of Unrequited Love, “Onegin”

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The Boston Ballet, in this pre-spring season, showcased “Onegin.” The tragic love story of Onegin and Tatiana, who unfortunately by circumstances and personal choices are unable to live a life together. The show premiered this season on Feb. 25 but was originally performed by the Boston Ballet in 2002. Photographed by Gene Schiavone. Photographed by Kelsi Yamada. Photographed by...continue reading




The Nutcracker

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This holiday season brings back the Boston Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” Choreographed by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, the production features the full company of 68 dancers and 217 Boston Ballet School students. Since the world premiere at The Boston Opera House on Nov. 23, 2012, the program will run through until the end of...continue reading




Boston Ballet Kicks Off New Season

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At the end of last month, Mikko Nissinen — artistic director of the Boston Ballet — ushered in the company’s 2014-15 season with his rendition of “Swan Lake”, which had its final curtain call this weekend. Missed it? No worries, devoted fans and dabblers in classical and contemporary ballet alike can find their stylistic niche...continue reading