If you happen to be watching this season of SYTYCD you are already familiar with the beautiful (but very tough judge) Misty Copeland. Misty is best known as a soloist ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre, but this new commercial from Under Armor is sure to increase her fame and change people’s perception of ballet. More than an art form, Under Armour’s commercial showcases the beautiful athleticism of ballet in their new I Will I Want ad campaign.
In addition to the inspirational message of never giving up, perhaps it will inspire you to check out Boston Ballet’s 2014-2015 season. Information about performance dates and tickets can be found online here.
No plans on Sunday afternoon? Come down to Randolph Country Club from 12PM – 8PM. You can purchase your tickets here.
In honor of Donna Summer, who was born and raised in Boston, the city in collaboration with Together Boston will host a Donna Summer Roller Disco Tribute on Friday, July 18 from 6 to 10 p.m in City Hall Plaza.
Adding to the Donna Summer celebration will be two of Boston’s loved drag queens, Frieda Fries and Nicholle Pride of Perestroika who will model the late disco queen’s iconic styles.
Rollerskates and blades can be rented on Friday free of charge at the event, and if you don’t want to skate, you can just come and dance to the classic disco tunes played by Dorchester DJ Kon and friends.
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.