Category Archives: dance

Boston Pride weekend parties

Boston Pride PartiesThe Boston Pride (official and otherwise) party line up should be a lot of fun this year.  Here are some parties you may want to check out this weekend. A lot of these parties will sell out so check out the links below for more details and to purchase tickets.

Friday June 10th Alex Remann & Bobby Kelley Presents “THE SECRET PLACE” with Dj Isaac Escalante Icon

Saturday June 11th Chris Harris Presents / Gay Mafia Boston presents the 10th Anniversary of EPIC PRIDE EVENTS with Renato Cecin

Sunday June 12th UNITY- Pride ENVY (Boat Party aboard the Provincetown II) with DJ PAULO- Mike Swells- John Santiago aka DJ SDOT
Place: 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston
Time: 6:30PM Boarding, 7:30 SHARP Departure, 11:30PM Return

After the Boat Party: Head to Chris Harris Presents: Queen Size at Royale with Jeff Jonas- Djescape CLOSING PARTY

Opening night for Boston Ballet’s, Mirrors

Mirrors

Ricardo Santos in Karole Armitage’s Bitches Brew, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Tonight is opening night for The Boston Ballet’s final program of the season. Mirrors is a diverse selection of thought-provoking works that reflect the many facets of contemporary ballet. Adding to the evening’s program, the Company performs two world premieres: Smoke and Mirrors, the first major work commissioned by the Company for the Opera House stage by former Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Yury Yanowsky, followed by Karole Armitage’s Bitches Brew, a psychedelic display of athleticism set to Miles Davis’ famous jazz track.

Mirrors will run May 6–28, 2016, at the Boston Opera House.

Controversy: Lemonade at Machine Saturday night

Boston's Weekly LGBT Hip-Hop Reggae PartyHead over to Machine later tonight to join Boston’s weekly LGBT Hip-Hop & Reggae Party, which will be celebrating the release of Lemonade.  

Doors for the 21+ party open at 10PM in the Fenway. For more information visit Controversy’s Facebook page and while you are there like it so you can stay up to date with the weekly dance party.

Controversy: Lemonade

Controversy Boston celebrates the life of Prince tonight at Machine

Controversy BostonAlong with their usual mix of hip-hop & reggae, DJ Begbick will project synced Prince music videos all night long so dance your way over to the weekly party hosted by Teashaboo and be sure to check out their special Prince-themed performance.  The celebration starts at 10PM upstairs at Machine.

More details here

Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake opens Friday, April 29

Swan Lake

Ashley Ellis and Eris Nezha in Nikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake; Photo by: Rosalie O’Connor Courtesy of Boston Ballet

Next week the Boston Ballet’s spring season kicks off with Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, which was last performed in October 2014 and was described by Robert Greskovic of The Wall Street Journal as “artful” and “luminous”.  Boston Ballet will welcome Gonzalo Garcia, principal dancer with New York City Ballet (NYCB), as a guest artist, performing Prince Siegfried on April 29 and 30.

Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake runs April 29–May 26 at The Boston Opera House. Due to the high-ticket demand, an additional performance has been added on May 25 at 7:30 pm, but don’t delay. Get your tickets which are on sale now.

Boston Ballet Swan Lake

Performance Schedule
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Britney Spears “Get Naked” performed on Italian TV

This is exactly how I like my Britney Spears

Bellissimo!

This is exactly how I like my Britney Spears 

Ballet dancer Gabriele Esposito stunned Italian TV viewers who tuned in to watch the popular talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi last weekend with his racy routine to ‘Get Naked’ by Britney Spears.

Leave it to the Italians to up the sexy quotient to steamy in no time at all. Check out the group dance routine and enjoy this take on Britney.

Why I love the ballet

male ballet dancer AI’ll be the first to admit that I enjoy going to the ballet, because the athleticism and grace on display is amazing.  The fact that the Boston Ballet performs at the Boston Opera House, which is a beautiful, historic theater that was lovingly restored and is a favorite venue of mine only adds to the experience.

Unfortunately, many think the ballet is not for them and they base their feelings on a one-time experience or more often, preconceived notions. Recognizing that my readership is overwhelmingly male, and men react positively to visual stimuli, I thought I’d use these images to make my case for you to give the ballet a second look. Not every ballet is for everyone. For example, The Boston Ballet will be presenting Swan Lake (Apr 29 – May 26). This is a classic ballet that you may recognize from the popular movie Black Swan.  Some will love the more traditional ballets like Swan Lake while some will prefer the more modern ballets. The trick is knowing what you like and checking out that production.male ballet dancer iimale ballet dancermale ballet dancer iii

A couple weeks ago I featured a principal dancer with the Boston Ballet as a Temptation Tuesday. You can check out Paulo here.

Feeling inspired to check out a ballet? If you live in the Boston area check out the Boston Ballet online at bostonballet.org.