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On Oct. 27 2016, Boston Ballet started its 53rd season with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška’s “Le Corsaire”, also called the “pirate ballet.” When translated, “Le Corsaire” is french for “The Pirate.” The event was held at the Boston Opera House in Downtown Boston, and was performe…

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It's certainly a myth that you have to "get" dance and all of its subtleties to really enjoy a night at the ballet in Boston, a city internationally known for the craft. Whether you're a ballet junkie or completely new to the art form, there is something truly magical about seeing Boston Bal…

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Odile seducing the prince so he'll make his vow of love to her instead of Odette. Photo by Michela West/Mass Media Staff.

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The swans posing as smoke rises. Photo by Michela West/Mass Media Staff.

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On March 17, Boston Ballet’s newest production “Kaleidoscope” premiered. It is now open for all to see at the Boston Opera House, and I strongly suggest you see it. It’s not just one story; “Kaleidoscope” is a set of four pieces, all which prove the wide range that Boston Ballet has. With music conducted by Beatrice Jona Affron, the pieces are “Kammermusik No. 2,” a traditional “Pas de Quatre,” a colorful “The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactidude,” and my favorite lively “Gaite Parisienne.”

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Now offered at the Boston Ballet, "Onegin," based on a 19th century narrative poem by Russian author Alexander Pushkin, tells a story of unrequited love and regret.