Tag Archives: dance

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.

Fur and Gold dance party Friday, January 9th

Sean Johnson, Brent Covington,  Bruce DerflerOver the past 5 years DJ Sean Johnson has been the host of Fur and Gold, an alternative nightlife event for the Boston LGBTQIA community.

Tomorrow’s Fur and Gold will be his final party before he packs his bags and moves to Portland, OR.  For more information about Fur and Gold visit their Facebook page:  Fur and Gold.

All the fun takes place at 14 Pi Aly located just a couple blocks from Downtown Crossing and also near the State Street T Station.  Doors open at 10PM.

TWC takeover of Boston Ballet Nutcracker

The Welcoming Committee Boston BalletHave you seen Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker?  Do you love a bargain? Then you are going to love the fact that  The Welcoming Committee (TWC) has secured tickets to the Nutcracker on Tuesday, December 9th.  They have 100 seats (first and second row – front balcony) that normally sell for ~$150 each.  TWC is selling them as part of their “Takeover the Nutcracker” for $68 each.

Tickets only last while seats remain available so quickly chat with friends or surprise your significant other with tickets to the show.  I’ve seen the performance, and I can assure you that if you are not yet in the holiday spirit this show will help get you there. The sets and choreography are aaaaaaahhhmazing.

For more details and to purchase tickets link here.

After the show join TWC for drinks at the Avery Bar at the Ritz Carlton.  Shame on you if you’ve not already been and you let this opportunity pass you by.