The current issue of Metrosource has a really interesting article about BalletBoyz, an all male ballet dance company that is touring parts of the United States starting later this month. Sadly the talented troupe will not be stopping in Boston.
Founded by two classically trained ballet dancers from London’s Royal Ballet School, the company now consists of ten dancers. Metrosource writer, Matt Gurry, describes the troupe as “committed to their work, while not sexual, flaunts an unabashed, athletic homoeroticism. They are young. They are brave. This new crop indeed struts like Greek Gods. But above all, they are indisputably talented.”
BalletBoyz will be coming to Philadelphia, Madison, Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, Portland and Los Angeles. For more information about the BalletBoyz and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Here is a promo video from their 2013 tour.
Later this month (October 30th to be exact), The Boston Ballet will present the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake. The production features magnificent new costumes and sets.
Boston Ballet Swan Lake: October 30th – November 16th
For fans of classic ballet, Swan Lake is a must see. Get your vtickets now and plan an evening out with a friend or someone special. If you need tips on where to grab a dinner or drinks after the performance, I’m happy to provide suggestions.
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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
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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.