Boston Ballet’s Timeless Holiday Tradition is Back with Nissenen’s “The Nutcracker”

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Sugar plum fairies prance across the stage, the Mouse King battles the Nutcracker Prince to the death, and Snowflakes flutter through the falling snow; “The Nutcracker” has returned to Boston. A timeless holiday tradition, Mikko Nissenen’s “The Nutcracker” is back at the Boston Ballet for the sixth consecutive year since Nissenen’s interpretation’s world premiere at...continue reading




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