Aug 13, 2014 / 23 notes

Robert Perdziola’s Re-Imagined Swan Lake for Boston Ballet

This October, Boston Ballet debuts an all-new production of Swan Lake! Here’s a look at some of the beautiful new set and costume designs by award-winning Robert Perdziola.

 To learn more about the production, visit www.bostonballet.org

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Swan Lake ©Robert Perdziola 

Going into it I wanted to create a “look” that was going to be solid for Boston Ballet.” - Robert Perdziola   

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Swan Lake Act I ©Robert Perdziola 

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Swan Lake - Swan Corps ©Robert Perdziola 

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Swan Lake Act II “Lake Drop” ©Robert Perdziola 

"I am happy to just create drops for this Swan Lake and not let the scenery get too fussy.  I think it allows the dancers to always have focus." - Robert Perdziola 

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Swan Lake Act III ©Robert Perdziola 

"Mikko wanted to make sure that there were some recognizable German influences.” - Robert Perdziola   

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Rothbart ©Robert Perdziola 

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Rothbart ©Robert Perdziola 

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Swan Lake Act IV ©Robert Perdziola 

"It needed to say period but it also needed flare and heart. And the reason for that is that I feel it to be a fairy tale and it should resonate from a point of emotion." - Robert Perdziola

Jul 28, 2014 / 2 notes

The Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program is in full swing and classes are going great – just take a look!

Jul 25, 2014 / 6 notes

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here, so here’s a pick me up to help you get there!

John Lam and Kathleen Breen Combes in Close to Chuck 

©Liza Voll 

Jul 23, 2014 / 17 notes

We racked our brains and came up with a list of the top “to-dos” this summer in the Boston area. Click on each photo for our choices – you just might spot some familiar faces!

Finding it hard to get through those Monday morning blues? Hopefully this should have you looking UP for the rest of the week! 
Dancer: Irlan Silva ©Rosalie O’Connor
Jul 21, 2014 / 1 note

Finding it hard to get through those Monday morning blues? Hopefully this should have you looking UP for the rest of the week! 

Dancer: Irlan Silva ©Rosalie O’Connor

Jul 20, 2014 / 744 notes

We hope you’re enjoying a lazy summer Sunday today, but just in case, here are some tranquil pictures of our dancers to help you go Zen

The week is over! We hope this helps you head into the weekend with a smile on your face. #TGIF 
Bokyo Dossev, Roddy Doble and Yury Yanowsky in Cinderella - ©Gene Schiavone  
Jul 18, 2014 / 2 notes

The week is over! We hope this helps you head into the weekend with a smile on your face. #TGIF 

Bokyo Dossev, Roddy Doble and Yury Yanowsky in Cinderella - ©Gene Schiavone  

Jul 17, 2014 / 1 note
Jul 14, 2014 / 21 notes

Finding it hard to stay cool in this crazy summer heat? Hopefully these chilly photos of last year’s Nutcracker should help!

It’s never too early to secure your tickets to The Nutcracker, visit www.bostonballet.org

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Snow Scene - Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker © Liza Voll 

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Ji Young Chae in Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker ©Gene Schiavone

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Snow Scene - Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker ©Liza Voll 

Jun 27, 2014 / 1 note

The NYC Tour is almost complete

And we hope that some of you have been able to enjoy the performances at Lincoln Center. Have a favorite memory yet? Tours are the perfect place for the dancers to collect fun stories about their adventures, and we caught up with a few of our Boston Ballet II dancers to share some great anecdotes about the London tour earlier this season. 

Emily Entingh: While on tour in London a group of us decided to go out and see all the touristy destinations. Among which was the famous, London Eye. After waiting in a line that stretched for about a mile we excitedly hopped on and we were on our way. As we were observing the vast views of the city I started to feel nauseous. Very nauseous. For the entire time we were on the Eye ( which seemed like an eternity ) I sat in one spot, not moving, staring at the floor. Occasionally, I would try to glance out and enjoy the view but well, that was nearly impossible. Finally, our time on the Eye came to an end. And let’s just say… I quickly made my way over to the nearest trash can. 

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Top row: Christina Ghiardi, Hannah Keene, Dawn Atkins, Kathryn McDonald, Emily Entingh - Bottom Row: Brett Fukuda

Emily says: “Somehow I bravely put on a smile in the photo!” 

Brett Fukuda: One of my favorite tour memories is from London last summer.  After a long day of sightseeing, my friends and I all ended up on Drury Lane having dinner at this carnival-like restaurant named Sarastro. Immediately upon arrival it felt as though we had walked into a scene from Moulin Rouge, I’ve never experienced anything like it! And, the best part was that during our meal there were live musicians and opera singers performing. One of the male opera singers actually came right up to our table while belting out an Italian song of some sort; we all didn’t know how to react! It was definitely a fine dining experience that I’ll always remember.

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From left:

Hannah Keene, Brett Fukuda, Kathryn McDonald, Emily Entingh , Lauren Herfindahl, Ileana Riveron, Dawn Atkins