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Get your tickets to Boston Ballet’s Parts In Suite

The Boston Ballet’s spring season is opening later this week with Parts In Suite, a program of works by three very prolific choreographers. For those who may not be as familiar with ballet, programs like Parts In Suite provide an excellent introduction. This particular evening at the ballet will show three different styles that may challenge preconceptions you may have about modern ballet and impress you with the Boston Ballet’s grace and athleticism.

The program opens with Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites and a live musical
accompaniment by cellist Sergey Antonov. In Creases marks the Company’s debut in a work by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. And lastly, we get to enjoy the ongoing with William Forsythe, when the Boston Ballet presents the Company premiere of hisPas/Parts 2018.

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Rory Hohenstein dances Justin Peck’s In Creases Photo by Cheryl Mann, courtesy The Joffrey Ballet

Parts In Suite runs March 9–April 7, at the Boston Opera House. Tickets are currently on sale so don’t delay and come out to support Boston’s arts community.

More information and tickets here!

Boston Ballet presents Parts In Suite

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Photo by Rachel Neville courtesy of the Boston Ballet

The Boston Ballet returns with their latest production Parts In Suite, later this week; opening night is on Friday, March 9th at the Boston Opera House.

This ballet is a collection of works by three of today’s most prolific choreographers: William Forsythe, Justin Peck, and Jorma Elo. The program opens with Elo’s Bach Cello Suites, followed by In Creases, which marks the Company’s debut in a work by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. The program concludes with the second year of a five-year partnership with Forsythe, when the Boston Ballet presents the Company premiere of his Pas/Parts 2016.

Parts In Suite runs March 9–April 7 
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I love it when the Boston Ballet shares a collection of works by different choreographers. It provides a glimpse at often very different styles. Last year’s Forsythe production really blew my mind so Sergio and I will be very curious to see his ballet, but it was NYC Ballet Resident Choreopgrapher, Justin Peck, who makes his debut here in Boston that caught my attention. Check out his video below where he describes his creative process for choreographing dance.

Boston Ballet presents Obsidian Tear

Tonight, Boston Ballet’s 2017–2018 season opens with Obsidian Tear. The North American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Obsidian Tear, is a co-production with The Royal Ballet of London, and a world premiere by Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo. The production has been described as a raw and powerful work for an ensemble of nine men (hear that guys, 9-men). If there was ever a ballet you might want to check out this just might be the production.

Support Boston’s Arts: Check out Obsidian Tear

For those of you who have never been to a ballet or if it has been several years since your last visit, be sure to check out Obsidian Tear, which runs Nov 3–12, 2017, at the Boston Opera House.

Ticket Information Here

Boston Ballet presents “The Sleeping Beauty”

dance, bosartsOne week from today, Friday, April 28th is opening night for Boston Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, which will run through May 27th at the Boston Opera House.

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For those unfamiliar with this popular ballet, The Sleeping Beauty begins with the christening of Princess Aurora. All the fairies are invited to bestow gifts on the young princess, except for the Fairy Carabosse, who is outraged and gives a spindle to Aurora, announcing that one day the princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy who has yet to present her gift, undermines the curse by promising Aurora will not die but fall into a deep sleep for 100 years until awakened by a prince’s kiss. As predicted, Aurora pricks her finger on a spindle on her 16th birthday. The Lilac Fairy intervenes and puts Aurora and her kingdom under a sleeping spell. A century later, Prince Desiré meets the Lilac Fairy who leads him to Aurora. His kiss breaks the spell and the ballet concludes with a grand wedding celebration.

Join me for Sergio’s performance showcase / party

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Sergio’s next performance is April 22nd 

Come and join me as I cheer on Sergio at his dance performance showcase on Saturday, April 22nd in Arlington. He has been learning hip hop dancing at Boston Mobile Dance Studio through the winter and later this month he will be taking to the stage to show off his moves.

Performances have been choreographed by talented teachers including  Carl Alleyne and Chanel Miss 5678 who Sergio has been working with since the fall.

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Choreographers Carl Alleyne and Chanel Miss 5678 with Sergio Mazon

Tickets to the performance will go from $15 to $20 the day before the showcase so if you’d like to join me in cheering on Sergio get your tickets today. I’ve included a link below for you to purchase tickets.

Yes! I want to buy tickets to see Sergio dance with BMDS

Saturday, April 22, 2017 || 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Arlington Center For the Arts
41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA 02474

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Boston Ballet presents Kylián/Wings of Wax

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Boston Ballet in Alexander Ekman’s, Cacti || Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

Following Boston Ballet’s amazing production Artifact 2017 their inspiring spring season continues on Thursday night with Kylián/Wings of Wax, a trio of ballets by three choreographic masters.

Kylián/Wings of Wax
March 23 – April 1
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Kylián/Wings of Wax opens with George Balanchine’s charming and spirited Donizetti Variations set to excerpts from the composer’s final opera Don Sebastian, followed by Jiří Kylián’s hauntingly beautiful Wings of Wax with a score of musical selections. Alexander Ekman’s delightful and witty Cacti closes the program accompanied by a collage of orchestral music performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra and a string quartet

A few tickets may actually still be available for opening night tomorrow, Thursday, March 23rd. If you will be there let me know and we will join you for a glass of Champagne either before the ballet or between acts.

Kylián/Wings of Wax Performance Schedule
Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, March 25 at 1 pm
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26 at 1 pm
Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 2 at 1 pm

Tickets to any of the above performances start at just $35. You can purchase a pair from the Boston Ballet website here.

Sergio’s 1st dance performance, Friday, March 24

Late last year Sergio made a personal commitment to return to dance after a 34 year hiatus. Over the past few months he has been taking classes at the Urbanity Dance Studio and later this week on Friday, March 24 he will be performing a hip hop routine choreographed by Jessie Alegria (shown above with Sergio) and a contemporary routine choreographed by Brenna Robinson at the Blackstone Community Center.  I’ll be there cheering him on, and I wanted to give his dance crew a shout out on my blog as well.

His performance starts at 8PM and a $10 donation is suggested at the door. The proceeds will be donated to Urbanity Dance’s Equal Opportunity And Access Fund, which allows Urbanity to provide scholarship to youth dancers who would not be able to afford classes.

What: Come watch Sergio dance
When: Friday, March 24th (starting at 8PM)
Where: Blackstone Community Center, 50 West Brookline St.