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 Captivates with a Riveting ‘Le Corsaire’

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Boston Ballet’s beautiful and distinguished production of Ivan Liška's “Le Corsaire” kicked off the new season, taking on a different interpretation of the classical ballet on last Thursday’s opening night. A mystical, adventurous ambience filled the room as the curtains rose. A faint silhouette of a  pirate boat appeared behind a screen of misty swirling...continue reading




A Story of Love and Deception Unravels in ‘Swan Lake’

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Two hopeful characters crossed paths unconventionally in a world condemned by the dark magic of a vicious sorcerer. The Boston Ballet presented a spellbinding adaptation of the world renowned “Swan Lake” on Friday’s opening night performance, bringing back the powerfully influential century-old tale this season with high prospects. An entrancing story depicting passion, deceit and...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