Boston Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker is as glittering, enchanting and heart-warming as ever. Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen’s production of this classic Christmas tale is now in its sixth year with Boston Ballet, and they wear it well (and not just the jewel-studded tutus). For a first-rate ballet company, this Nutcracker is a breeze, and a wonderful breeze at that.
When Addie Tapp comes onstage, it’s hard to miss her—long and slender, she fills every movement with grace. It’s hard being a tall woman in the ballet world, but Ms. Tapp makes the best of it, winning over audiences with her distinctive figure.
For four dancers of Boston Ballet, the 2017–18 season premiere marks both the beginning of their 15th season in the company and their 13th working alongside Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo.
Flawlessly showcasing two new and dramatic ballets by two major choreographers, Boston Ballet has set the bar high for themselves and for dance in America with their season premiere program, Obsidian Tear.
In a momentous season opener on Friday, Boston Ballet will perform a double-bill featuring acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor’s Obsidian Tear and the world premiere of Jorma Elo’s Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.
On Friday, Boston Ballet opens their 2017–18 season with a double-bill performance entitled Obsidian Tear, featuring works by two of the most revered names in choreography: Jorma Elo’s Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius, and Wayne McGregor’s Obsidian Tear.