Category Archives: dance

Boston Ballet presents Edge of Vision

danceBoston Ballet continues the spring Perception series with Edge of Vision, a triple bill program featuring three works commissioned by Boston Ballet: Jorma Elo’s world premiere, Bach Cello Suites (featuring Elo as one of the 11 dancers); Helen Pickett’s, Eventide, with new music, choreography, scenic designs and lighting since it originally premiered at Boston Ballet in 2008; and Lila York’s, Celts, which sets classical ballet, jigs, and speedy footwork to a mix of Irish music.

Edge of Vision opens Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Boston Opera House.  Tickets start at $29. For more information, visit www.bostonballet.org or call (617) 695-6955.

Boston Ballet presents: Shades of Sound

Shades of SoundThe Boston Ballet latest production, Shades of Sound, will open on Thursday, March 19th and run through Sunday, March 29th at the Boston Opera House.

The program will include Chroma with one of the largest groups of Boston Ballet Orchestra musicians in its history.  According to the press release the production will also include Episodes and Black Cake.  While I’m not familiar with the second and third presentations, I absolutely love Chroma and am sorry I will not be able to get to the Ballet for opening night or their opening weekend.

If you have not made plans for the weekend and you like contemporary dance, I suggest checking out the Boston Ballet.  Click the link below to learn more about Chroma, Episodes and Black Cake. 

For more details about Boston Ballet’s Shades of Sound and for tickets link here.

FUZZ Boston (formerly Fur & Gold) this Friday

Fur and Gold, Gay, Boston, Pi Aly

Head over to DTX to check out the very first night of FUZZ.

Friday, March 13 at The Alley – Doors open at 10PM

DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy will be spinning your favorite music at the Alley, continuing in the tradition of Fur & Gold.  For more information and to stay up to date with FUZZ, check out their Facebook page, here.

FOXY returns this Friday at Guilt Nightclub

James Cerne, Nate Bluhm, Chiris Harris Presents, Boston Gay MafiaWhen Los Angeles DJ, James Cerne, returns to Boston and teams up with his good friend and fellow DJ, Nathanael Bluhm, that means FOXY has returned to Boston for a night. The funky, retro night always attracts a fun crowd and later this week will be no exception with Chris Harris Presents and The Gay Mafia Boston.

Join your hosts Perestroika’s Frieda Fries and Nicholle Pride and come down to Guilt Nightclub on Friday, March 13th.  For more details check out the event Facebook page here.

Boston Ballet presents Lady of the Camellias

Lady of the CamelliasThursday, February 26th the Boston Ballet’s 51st season continues with the return of Val Caniparoli’s ballet, Lady of the Camellias.   The production is set to the brilliant music of Chopin, and will be performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra.

About Lady of the Camellias:  Written by Alexander Dumas, the novel La Dame aux Camelias was published in 1848 Paris. Since then, the tragic story of the courtesan Marguerite and her lover, Armand, has captured audiences with its heartbreaking and compelling tale of love, redemption, and loss. More than 16 different stage adaptations have been performed across theaters in Paris, London, and Broadway since 1852.  The story inspired Guiseppe Verdi’s famed opera La Traviata (1853), and has been the subject for many films including Camille starring Greta Garbo (1936) and the blockbuster Moulin Rouge (2001).

Click here to learn more about the ballet or to purchase tickets

The ballet opens Thursday, February 26th and runs through March 8th at the Boston Opera House.  Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased here.

Introduction to ballet 5 week class

Ballet DancerAlways wanted to learn to dance? Looking for a different way to develop long, lean muscle tone or maybe you just need a distraction from winter?

My friend Christopher will be teaching a new five-week course where you can learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Taking the class will help you build strength and is open to all – no previous dancing experience is necessary.

Sound interesting? Give the class a try and while you are at it, grab a friend or two to join you.  Classes begin February 27, 2015 at Boston Ballet School’s Newton Studio and on March 7, 2015 at Boston Ballet School’s Boston Studio in the South End.  The course includes a free ticket to Boston Ballet’s Shades of Sound on March 28.

For more information e-mail school@bostonballet.org or call 617.456.6333.

Single Ladies choreography

beyonceIn an attempt to maintain my blog’s “wicked gay” rating, I thought it was time to post this Single Ladies choreography chart.  The timing with the pending Valentine’s Day weekend is purely coincidental.