REVIEW: High Praise for Boston Ballet’s ‘Classic Balanchine’

In a trio of iconic ballets by the man responsible for American ballet, George Balanchine, Boston Ballet skillfully demonstrated the great choreographer’s versatility—and I think he would be proud. The thoroughly engaging Classic Balanchine program of Prodigal Son, Stravinsky Violin Concerto and Chaconne put forth some of the Company’s most entertaining and skilled dancers.

REVIEW: Boston Ballet Flaunts a Stunning Sleeping Beauty

Last weekend, in an ambitious endeavor to conclude their season with three ballets in three weeks, Boston Ballet reprised a short but ever-so-sweet production of Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty.

Boston Ballet Promotes Five Dancers

Yesterday, Boston Ballet announced the promotion of five dancers for the 2018–19 season: Soloists Ji Young Chae and Derek Dunn are promoted to principal, Patric Palkens is promoted two positions from artist to soloist, and Artists Chrystyn Fentroy and Drew Nelson are promoted to second soloist.

Inside Look: William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2018

Having worked closely with William “Bill” Forsythe, both as a dancer and stager, for nearly three decades, Pas/Parts 2018 stager Jill Johnson hopes audiences view this ballet with an open mind. “It can be interpreted in a multitude of ways—there isn’t a singular way to experience it.”

Inside Look: Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites

Simple, rich and intimate, Jorma Elo’s first plunge into classical ballet features selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s famed Cello Suites. Since its premiere in 2015, Mr. Elo has simplified Bach Cello Suites’ choreography and brightened its lighting.

Inside Look: Justin Peck’s In Creases

For Patricia Delgado, working on Justin Peck’s In Creases is a first shot at staging. After retiring as a principal dancer from Miami City Ballet last April, Mr. Peck asked her to set his first-ever ballet on Boston Ballet.

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