Each year the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater comes to Boston. If you’ve never seen the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, do a search on YouTube or Google videos and consider spending some of your hard earned cash to see them. This year they will be performing at the Wang Center from May 1-4, 2014; I’ve included the performance dates and times.
Thursday, 7:30pm - Chroma / D-Man in the Waters (Part I) / LIFT
Friday, 8pm - Ailey/Ellington: Night Creature, Pas de Duke / The River / Revelations
Saturday, 2pm - Ailey/Ellington: Night Creature, Pas de Duke / The River / Revelations
Saturday, 8pm - Chroma / D-Man in the Waters (Part I) / LIFT
Sunday, 3pm - Ailey/Ellington: Night Creature, Pas de Duke / The River / Revelations
Get Your Tickets Here
Later tonight The Boston Ballet will premiere Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella. This grandiose production is sure to please those who love classical ballet.
Take advantage of this opportunity to plan a fun night out with someone special. If you’ve never been to a ballet or if it has been years since your last visit come and see what you are missing. One can’t reasonably argue there is nothing to do if one doesn’t try new things – right?
Tickets to Boston Ballet’s Cinderella Mar 13 – Mar 23
The Boston Ballet performances take place at Boston’s Opera House, starting tonight, Thursday, March 13th through Sunday, March 23rd. Watch The Boston Ballet’s preview here.
Looking for something different to do tonight? Check out Yankee Swap at The Middlesex in Central Square from 7 – 11pm.
Music by Boston ex-pat & LA supastah DJ James Cerne & Begbick. Also just added Ian Diver of Show Me Your Stuff & Controversy and
Special performance by Severity Stone.
The Middlesex at 315 Mass. Ave 7PM to 11PM
The following is a guest post from Kris Kranzky
Last Friday few friends and I decided to try out the Boston Ballet Adult Open Classes as a way to get in some exercise away from the gym and of course, to become a little more cultured at the same time.
To be completely honest, I was a little nervous before the class. All I could think about was my lack of coordination and non existent flexibility. I know its hard to believe, but this big guy has not an ounce of rhythm in his body.
Much to my surprise, the class turned out to be a lot of fun and extremely relaxing. Everyone was very nice and the instructor gave me a lot of attention and helped me with my form. I would recommend trying a class to anyone looking for an alternative activity. Bring along a few friends, it is great for the mind and body, and makes for a fun evening. Classes start at $17 and you can sign up at the Boston Ballet School or online here.
About the author: Kris Kranzky is a personal trainer at the Boston Sports Club in the South End. A California transplant, he now calls Boston home and is passionate about fitness and healthy living. He is also the reason BosGuy is not a fat ass.
OMG, check out how Sam Horowitz from Dallas made his entrance to his bar mitzvah. Sam was clearly having the time of his life.
The Boston Ballet presents The Nutcracker 11/29 – 12/29
Tomorrow is opening night for the Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Tickets remain for shows to this year’s performance that will run through December 29th. Come out and support The Boston Ballet which is celebrating its 50th season. You just may be surprised by how much you really enjoy both this classic story and the athleticism and grace of The Boston Ballet.
More information and tickets to The Nutcracker here.
Are you staying in Boston tonight? Check out dbar’s 80s night with DJ Jay Ine playing all the 80s classics. I can already hear the extended remix of Madonna’s Get Into The Groove playing. You too can Get Into the Groove at dbar from 10PM – 2AM. More info about tonight’s fun here.
Little known fact about Jay & BosGuy: we attended the same high school up in Manchester, NH and use to hang out in the late 80s.
I love this little girl and her enthusiasm and I’m betting you will too. Be sure to watch the video below because this will certainly put a smile on your face and give you a good laugh. Have a great Saturday morning. More about her performance here.
Tonight the Boston Ballet opens with La Bayadère to kick off their 50th season. Sadly I cannot make it opening night but I want to wish them much success.
Boston Ballet 50th Anniversary Season
Keigwin Company has created an interesting video campaign on YouTube to mark their 10th anniversary and the return of their signature piece ‘Mattress Suite’.
Several of the videos have gone viral. Below I’ve included the 1 minute video of Matt Baker, Brandon Cournay and Kile Hotchkiss. If you are intrigued, you may watch more videos in the #ShareTheMattress campaign here.
Friday, October 11th The Good Life in downtown Boston hosts Horse Meat Disco Night. Social Studies presents your host Gabi Aguilar and the opening disco sets by Social Studies residents Alfredo & Brenden Wesley. Love to go out and dance and want to try something new?
Friday, Oct-11 at The Good Life – 28 Kingston Street, Boston
21+ | $5 before 11pm | $10 after
More info about London’s Horse Meat Disco. More info is available on the Facebook Event Page.
My connections to Brazil continue to grow stronger so I am only too happy to share what looks like a fun party that will take place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil this Saturday, October 12th at the Music Hall. Are you in Brazil or do you have friends there? Please feel free to share.
Di Latte (Milk) features four DJs: Danny Verde from Italy, Edu Quintas from The Week, ROBIX from Rio de Janeiro and ALESS from Belo Horizonte.
Photographer: Jordan Matter
Earlier this summer the Imgur Photo Gallery called “Dancers Among Us” started to go viral. The photos from Jordan Matter are beautifully expressive and in my opinion humanize a style of dance that can at times seem out of reach and other worldly. Want to see more? Click here.
Last Saturday Sergio and I joined those crazy kids over at The Welcoming Committee (TWC) at The Donkey Show at the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square. How would I describe this show? An absolute blast. The 90-minute show flew by so fast I couldn’t believe it was over and we stayed a bit longer to keep dancing to the porn-stached DJ who continued to play one disco classic after another.
Donkey Show at The Oberon
I will admit going with TWC probably added an energy to our show that may be lacking on a random Saturday night (The Donkey Show takes place every Saturday), but it was still an absolute blast and something I’d encourage people to check out.
Tomorrow is opening night for Boston Ballet’s 2013-2014 season. If you’ve never gone to the ballet perhaps this image of a male ballet dancer will illustrate how --um-- artistic ballet can be.
You may purchase tickets to a Boston Ballet performance here.