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5 Ballet Movies to Watch Around Christmas

by wschuster on December 20, 2013

Just in time for your Christmas holidays, we spotlight five recent ballet films that plug at our heartstrings, and that are great real-life alternatives to the usual reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life: 1) Dancing in Jaffa - Directed by Hilla Medalia: “May I have this dance?” –“With pleasure!” Decorated ballroom champion Pierre Dulaine takes his [...]

Boston Ballet: London Tour Roundup & Photo Gallery

by Emilia & Linda on July 10, 2013

They came, we saw, they conquered. Here are five things we loved about Boston Ballet’s residency at the London Coliseum last week: 1) Balanchine at thrilling speed, as it should be. 2) Shelby Elsbree’s guest blog about Mr. B’s Serenade, complete with awesome Russian folk dance video. 3) The lyrical Kathleen Breen Combes, who was recently [...]

Touring with Boston Ballet

by shelbyelsbree on July 4, 2013

Tours are always an exciting way to get to know your company in a more personal, ‘out of the box’ way than what the daily grind will allow… New studios, stages, surroundings…new audiences to inspire and to appreciate your hard work with fresh eyes… I find that as creatures of habit, routine and daily ‘norms’ [...]

Fifty Years of Boston Ballet

by Brian on July 2, 2013

One of North America’s premier ballet companies, Boston Ballet, is celebrating a milestone in its rich history…  its 50th anniversary. With a repertory that ranges from the classical and neoclassical works of Petipa and Balanchine to the more contemporary works of Jiří Kylián and resident choreographer Jorma Elo (just to name drop a few), the company is marking the [...]

Home for the Holidays: Ballet Siblings

by Brian on December 21, 2011

Here’s a holiday special from our fab US-based guest blogger Brian Mengini: Christmas is a time for families to get together and celebrate; to enjoy each other and share in the love. But for most in ballet, it’s slightly different. Christmas means seemingly unending Nutcracker runs, accompanied by seemingly unending rehearsals and shows, maybe 30 [...]

Boston Ballet: In Rehearsal

by Brian on July 27, 2011

Next week US-based dance photographer Brian Mengini arrives in London to work on a photo project with dancers from English National Ballet and The Royal Ballet. Brian lives in Pennsylvania and often works with the Pennsylvania Ballet and Boston Ballet. He has been photographing ballet ever since he had the opportunity of shooting The Royal [...]