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 Post subject: Boston Ballet Winter 2009
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:01 am 
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From Joan Anderman in the Boston Globe:
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Black, white, and contemporary all over - Boston Ballet prepares for the US premiere of a striking program by Czech choreographer Jirí Kylián
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Boston Ballet is the first company outside Nederlands Dans Theater, where Kylian is resident choreographer and former artistic director, to perform "Black and White" in its entirety. For Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen, who says that Kylian's great gift is his ability to illuminate the human soul, getting the green light to present this program is something like anointment.
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 Post subject: Reviews of opening night
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:58 am 
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From Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:
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From Czech choreographer, a journey through darkness and light
Czech choreographer Jirí Kylián's "Black and White" is a bone-snapping journey on the (mostly) dark side, cracked into five parts and strung together by, of all things, multilayered period ball gowns that in turn skitter across the stage on casters, hover overhead with bell skirts gaping, or "clothe" the dancers themselves.
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From Keith Powers in the Boston Herald:
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'Black' paints the town red
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The company’s flexibility was impressive. “Black and White” is more modern than classical, but Mikko Nissinen’s troupe pulled it off. Costumes and staging were subdued but the lighting was an artistic study in contrasts and focus.
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From Jeffrey Gantz in the Boston Phoenix: Dance Noir - Looking for a spooky Valentine? Try Jiri Kylian's Black and White

(no quotes from Gantz' review due to font problems....)


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Iris Fanger reviews the Kylian program in the Taunton Daily Gazette:

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 Post subject: Jewels
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:47 am 
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Reviews from opening night of "Jewels"

From Iris Fanger in the Patriot Ledger:
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Boston Ballet's ‘Jewels’ is a gem
George Balanchine, arguably the most important choreographer of the 20th century, created the three-act, plotless ballet “Jewels” in 1967, and it instantly became a crowd pleaser. From its slow, elegant beginning (the green-tinted “Emeralds”), to its fast-paced mid-section (“Rubies”), to the spectacle-laden processional (“Diamonds”), which revives memories of the master ballet maker’s childhood and early training in Russia, the work seems to have summarized Balanchine’s strengths and ambitions.
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Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:
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The beauty of Balanchine - Boston Ballet sparkles in multifaceted 'Jewels'
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It is, after all, human beings - full-blooded, heart-throbbing, sensual and sweaty - who bring a dance's steps and gestures, its melodies and rhythms and patterns in space to life. And so it is impossible to keep a story - of bonds and breakages, if nothing else - out of the picture.

This was nowhere more evident than in the Boston Ballet's debut last night of Balanchine's famous "Jewels ....
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Jeffrey Gantz' review is in the Boston Phoenix:Crowning glory - Boston Ballet's Jewels at the Wang Theatre
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Alastair Macaulay reviews "Jewels" in the New York Times:

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A blurb, with nice photo, in the Boston Globe announcing promotions of Kathleen Breen Combes, Melissa Hough, Misa Kuranaga, and James Whiteside to principal dancer: Names - Moving Up


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Yey for them! They're all very deserving.

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