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Review: In fair Verona, Romeo and Juliet doth dance

Review: In fair Verona, Romeo and Juliet doth dance

March 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Reviews

By Riley Robinson, photo editor If I could set my death to any score, it would be Sergei Prokofiev's “Romeo and Juliet.” Unfortunately, it may not be as visually stunning as Boston Ballet’s performance of the star-crossed drama, choreographed by John Cranko. I lack a candlelit crypt, and a s...

Lawrence Rines: A Story of Ballet and Balance

Lawrence Rines: A Story of Ballet and Balance

December 21, 2016


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By Rowan Walrath, opinions editor Lawrence Rines’ eyes are always paying attention. They stare intently into cameras, they spot themselves in the mirror; they give their owner a discerning, slightly judgmental expression. They’re not so intense as to mask Rines’ silliness, though. His tongue is st...

Boston Ballet kicks off season with “Le Corsaire”

Boston Ballet kicks off season with “Le Corsaire”

November 2, 2016


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By Shaina Richards, deputy news editor Boston Ballet launched its 53rd season with the North American premiere of “Le Corsaire” at the Boston Opera House on Thursday. “Le Corsaire,” French for “The Pirate,” is a visually captivating show filled with swashbuckling action, romantic duets and ...

Event Calendar: Apr. 14 – Apr. 20

Event Calendar: Apr. 14 – Apr. 20

April 13, 2016


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By Sahan Weerakoon, deputy A&E editor Thursday, April 14 Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s newest performance, “Hearts Disguised,” features three different ballets done in a cabaret style to bring out the romantic in everyone. The first ballet, “Schubert Adagio Mateo,” displays a story of ...

Ballet comments on political oppression

Ballet comments on political oppression

February 25, 2016


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By Cassidy DeStefano, news editor A single string instrument played an eerie rhythmic melody as two men hoisted Spencer Keith’s limp body up by the arms – a haunting recreation of a rebel’s crucifixion. This snapshot of political repression was one of many that choreographer Jose Mateo strived...

Review: “The Nutcracker” sparks the season

Review: “The Nutcracker” sparks the season

December 3, 2015


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By Megan O'Brien, deputy inside editor A flurry of people ranging from senior couples to young children in patent leather shoes and their Sunday best filled the Boston Opera House on Friday evening. The auditorium brimmed with whispers and antsy movements until the first iconic note of Tchaikovsky b...

Neumeier creates 6-section ballet

Neumeier creates 6-section ballet

October 28, 2015


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By Cassidy DeStefano, news correspondent Nearly 30 male ballet dancers bounded across the stage, punctuating otherwise elegant steps with a sudden crook of an arm or slap to the thigh. This lively first movementof the“Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler,”, titled “Yesterday,” was the first...

Boston Ballet performs Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler

Boston Ballet performs Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler

October 20, 2015


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The Boston Ballet plans to put on a production of John Neumeier's Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler premiering on Thursday, Oct. 22. They put on a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Photos by Scotty Schenck, photo editor

Boston Ballet performs “Shades of Sound”

Boston Ballet performs “Shades of Sound”

March 25, 2015


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The Boston Ballet dances during the rehearsal of their new show "Shades of Sound" on March 18 at the Boston Opera House. Photos by Scotty Schenck, photo editor

Event Calendar: March 13-19

Event Calendar: March 13-19

March 12, 2014


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Compiled by Rebecca Sirull, News Staff Entry of the Week: Wednesday, March 19 Join the African Presidential Center (APC) at Boston University as they present Prime Time: A Conversation with Prime Ministers. The University will host Raila Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya, and Frederick Sumay...

“La Bayadère” entices audiences with sex, love, danger

“La Bayadère” entices audiences with sex, love, danger

October 30, 2013


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By Mary Whitfill, News Staff A love triangle danced its way across the stage of the Boston Opera House as the Boston Ballet performed “La Bayadère,” the first opera house performance of the company’s 50th season. “Boston Ballet has much to celebrate as it turns 50,” Barry Hughson, executive director, said in a press release. “The organization is seeing streng...

Boston Ballet hosts first ‘Night of Stars’

Boston Ballet hosts first ‘Night of Stars’

September 18, 2013


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By Juliana McLeod, News Correspondent  The Boston Ballet, in celebration of 50 years as a major institution of dance, is giving residents of Boston the gift of free entertainment. This weekend, the company is holding its first ever “Night of Stars” event for all audiences. On Saturday, Sept. 2...

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