Last Thursday, I got to go to the Boston Ballet through the Boston Brunchers! I’ve never to the Boston Ballet and it had been probably over 10 years since I’ve been to see the Nutcracker at the Louisville Ballet- so I was excited for this evening!
I brought my friend Danie who has just talking about wanting to see the Boston Ballet just a few days before getting the tickets- so I knew who I was going to ask to accompany me! It was their Fall Program, which ran Oct 25- Nov 4th.
We met up at Sip, a wine bar and restaurant.
The curtain opened and the first Act was Rooster which premiered in Switzerland in 1991 and was my favorite of the evening. The music was set to the Rolling Stones and was so much fun to watch! One of my favorite parts of the evening was that I got to see a fellow bruncher blogger Rachel on stage! I followed her across the stage and was amazed at how great of a dancer she was!!! I got goosebumps! Rooster was so upbeat, fun, and fresh!
Next was Awake Only, set to piano and organ music of Johan Sebastian Bach. This was what I would call more traditional and classic ballet and I had a hard time following the story, but there was a young child on stage that had everyone’s attention. It was neat to see the world premiere of a ballet!
The final part was called the Second Detail, set to music of Thom Willems and choreographed by William Forsythe. This seemed very modern and futuristic with the metallic costumes and electronic sounding music. There were lots of dancers on stage and there was a lot going on and always something interesting to see.
The Boston Ballet is gearing up for the Nutcracker and I bet would be great!
*I received the ballet tickets for free but the opinions expressed are mine.