As Anticipated, a ballet choreographed by William Forsythe, opens tomorrow and will run through November 13, 2022.
Both Sergio and I are looking forward to attending opening night this Thursday at the Opera House. We’ve had the benefit of seeing a few of William Forsythe’s ballets thanks to a five-year collaboration he has had with the Boston Ballet.
For those who are unfamiliar with Forsythe, his ballets are more contemporary and challenge what you may think of when you envision a ballet. I’d like to encourage anyone reading this post to consider coming to attend one of the productions over the next couple of weeks.
Thursday, Nov 3 at 7:30 pm Friday, Nov 4 at 7:30 pm Saturday, Nov 5 at 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov 6 at 1:30 pm Thursday, Nov 10 at 7:30 pm Friday, Nov 11 at 7:30 pm Saturday, Nov 12 at 1:30 and 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov 13 at 1:30 pm
Tickets to perfomances start at $39.00 and are on sale now. For more information about the production, and to purchase tickets visit the BostonBallet.org.
March can be a tough month in New England. The winters are long and cabin-fever starts to set in (big time), so I wanted to give a shout out to several events that Sergio and I have either attended or are planning to attend later this month.
If you have an event you’ve attended or are looking forward to attending later this month, please share it in the comments section.
Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition
Located at the SoWa Power Station. This exhibit first opened in December and will wrap close on March 19th. Sergio and I went to this in December and really enjoyed ourselves. It makes for a great date night option. I’d recommend grabbing a drink or dinner (or both) nearby after you go. More info here.
What the Constitution Means to Me
Sergio was not pleased when I told him we would be going to this play at the Emerson Majestic Theater. His response, “I hate political plays”. Fast forward 90-minutes later and Sergio was one of the first people to jump up from his seat to cheering and applauding Cassie Beck with tears in his eyes. I was blown away and wish everyone would see this show. Who knew Constitutional history was so fascinating and funny? More info here.
The Art of Banksy
This exhibit which opened last month in Harvard Square runs through April and is really amazing. It includes approximately 100 pieces by the mysterious / notorious artist. While Sergio was not familiar with the name Banksy, he did recognize some of his more iconic images. The exhibit has a fun wall of reproductions at the end for fun interactive selfies with his artwork. More info here.
I am excited to see this ballet of five ChoreograpHERs, five voices, five world premieres. This female-led program celebrates the innovative talent of women including New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and choreographer, Tiler Peck. More info here.
Coco Peru is Bitter Bothered & Beyond
Sergio and I have convinced a few friends to join us for Coco’s show on Friday evening at Club Cafe and I’m very excited. Coco never disappoints and is always entertaining. I understand the Friday show is now sold out but a few tickets may be available for her Saturday performance. More info here.
The Boston Ballet has a very exciting production coming in March called DREAMstate, which includes three very different performances.
3-Part ballet: classic, modern, and rock (Mar 17 -27th)
The first ballet opens with George Balanchine’s Chaconne. Followed by Bella Figura (shown above), a contemporary ballet choreographed by Jiří Kylián and danced by The Boston Ballet back in 2011. I remember seeing this opening night and being surprised when I realized female dancers were topless.
The production will conclude with The Boston Ballet performing what I’ll refer to as a “Rock Ballet” with a world premiere called DEVIL’S/eye. The dance is choreographed by Stephen Galloway to music by The Rolling Stones, including Wild Horses, Paint it Black, Midnight Rambler, and Jumping Jack Flash.
DREAMstate performances will run from March 17-27, 2022 and tickets are now on sale. Tickets start at $39, and if you make your purchase by Tuesday, February 22 you can save $20 by using the code REALM2B.
Finally! Live performances are back. It was really cool to see the Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker broadcast on NBC last November but it isn’t the same as sitting in the Boston Opera House, and I’m thrilled to see that the Boston Ballet will be back this season with live performances of this holiday classic.
The Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker opens in a little more than two weeks, and tickets are on sale. Each year I like to give this classic ballet a plug, but after the past 18+ months I feel like grabbing a bullhorn and shouting it out from atop the Newbury’s rooftop restaurant, Contessa, for everyone to pay note.
Show your love and support for this wonderful ballet company. Make plans to see this year’s production of The Nutcracker. It is certain to be an emotional return after all the performances that were cut short in March 2020.
Boston Ballet presents The Nutcracker Nov. 26 – Dec. 26, 2021
Consider picking up tickets for a show this holiday season with friends or someone special. It makes for an excellent date night and is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Tickets are affordable, starting at $40.