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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...

Boston Ballet negotiates new dancer contract

Boston Ballet negotiates new dancer contract

November 30, 2017


Filed under City

By Maggie Dolan, city editor Thanksgiving weekend marked the opening of this season’s production of “The Nutcracker” for the Boston Ballet, but the holiday season also marks more than nine months of contract negotiations between the Ballet and its dancers. The previous three-year contract expired in June 2...

“Obsidian Tear” delivers a chilling performance

“Obsidian Tear” delivers a chilling performance

November 8, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Reviews

By Drew Baldwin, news correspondent Why was the cast all male in Wayne McGregor's recent ballet “Obsidian Tear”? Who were the eight men in black? Why were their clothes so vastly “feminine”? And, what is the correct pronunciation of “tear”? Boston Ballet premiered “Obsidian Tear,” openi...

Lawrence Rines: A Story of Ballet and Balance

Lawrence Rines: A Story of Ballet and Balance

December 21, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

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


Filed under Lifestyle

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 ...

Review: “The Nutcracker” sparks the season

Review: “The Nutcracker” sparks the season

December 3, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

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...

NU student balances studies with dance career

NU student balances studies with dance career

November 18, 2015


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

By Cassidy DeStefano, news correspondent The clock reads 6:15 a.m. It’s time for Andy Garcia to start his day. After eating two fried eggs, oatmeal and a cup of coffee, Garcia heads out of his Jamaica Plain home to catch the train to the Boston Ballet headquarters on Clarendon Street. He arriv...

Neumeier creates 6-section ballet

Neumeier creates 6-section ballet

October 28, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

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


Filed under Photo Galleries

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

“Shades of Sound” showcases athleticism

“Shades of Sound” showcases athleticism

March 25, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

By Rowena Lindsay, inside editor Rather than detailing a story, Boston Ballet’s newest show, “Shades of Sound,” is a meditation on ballet itself, exploring how different musical styles affect the art of dance and showcasing the athleticism of the dancers. “Shades of Sound” is split into t...

Boston Ballet performs “Shades of Sound”

Boston Ballet performs “Shades of Sound”

March 25, 2015


Filed under Featured Content, Photo Galleries

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

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