Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen today announces the launch of BB@home, a lecture-performance-event series designed to bring new audiences an innovative, intimate, and educational experience. Presented in the Company’s own ‘home’, its studio and headquarters at 19 Clarendon Street in the South End, the series will introduce Boston Ballet to the community in a unique ‘up close and personal’ setting.
BB@home kicks off on August 29, 2012 initiating the 2012-2013 season with a preview of the Company’s tour to Helsinki, Finland this fall. The second program in January 2013 will feature an interactive lecture on Boston Ballet’s 50 year history and 50th Anniversary. The third and final program of the season in June 2013 will feature a 50th Anniversary Tour Preview performance.
All BB@home events will take place at Boston Ballet’s newly renovated 19 Clarendon Street headquarters in Studio 7, the grand studio where Company dancers train and rehearse. Studio 7 has been transformed into a 144 seat state-of-the-art black box theatre, designed to provide an unmatched and intimate perspective for the Boston community to experience a variety of programming, including dance, performance art, and educational programs.
The inaugural program will feature neo-classical and contemporary repertoire from the Company’s September tour to Helsinki with Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, Jorma Elo’s Plan to B, Helen Pickett’s Tsukiyo, and William Forsythe’s The Second Detail.
“The BB@home series opens the door to audiences who may not have considered ballet accessible or relevant to their lives,” said Nissinen. “We encourage the public to ‘Re-think Ballet’, and experience this evolving art form with an open mind. Never before has Boston Ballet had the opportunity to connect the community with the artists on such a personal level.”
For more information on Boston Ballet’s BB@home series visit: www.bostonballet.org/bb-at-home
Tickets $35. Call 617.695.6955 or come in person to 19 Clarendon Street, Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:00pm
BB@home Lecture-Performance-Event Series 2012-2013 Schedule:
BB@home: Finland Tour PreviewPerformance – featuring works from the Company’s September tour to Helsinki, Finland
Jorma Elo’s Plan to B
Helen Pickett’s Tsukiyo
William Forsythe’s The Second Detail
Wednesday & Thursday, August 29 & 30 at 7:30pm
BB@home: The First 50 Years:Boston Ballet Retrospective Lecture and Discussion – Informal panel discussionon the 50 year history of Boston Ballet led by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinenand special guests.
Thursday & Friday, January 24 & 25, 2013 at 7:30pm
BB@home: 50th Anniversary Tour Preview Performance – Program to be announced
Wednesday & Thursday, June 26 & 27, 2013 at 7:30pm
2012-2013 Season Tickets
Subscriptions for the 2012-2013 season and individual tickets to the World Premiere of MikkoNissinen’s The Nutcracker featuring all new sets and costumes are on sale now. Individual tickets to season ballets go on sale on August 27. Subscriptions and tickets are available for sale online 24 hours a day at www.bostonballet.org or by phone at 617.695.6955 or in person at the box office at 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, Mon–Fri, 9:30am-5pm and on performance days on Sat and Sun, 11am – 4pm. Prices for season ballets start at $29. Tickets to The Nutcracker startat $35. Discounted group tickets (10 or more) are available by calling the box office or the Group Sales Associate at 617.456.6343. Contact the Boston Ballet box office at 617.695.6955 or visit www.bostonballet.org for details.
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world onstage, in the studio, and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and one of the largest ballet schools in the world, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of pre-professional dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting lecture-demonstrations and special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to excellence and access and reaches more than 10,000 students agestwo to adult each year through Boston Ballet School classes, Summer DanceWorkshop, Summer Dance Program, Citydance, Taking Steps and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as community centers and in Boston Public Schools.
Boston Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following institutional partners:
State Street Corporation, 2012 Presenting Sponsor, The Nutcracker
The Boston Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council
National Endowment for the Arts
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