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Boston Ballet Debuts Free Streaming Platform, Including Virtual Reality

ÜNI, as the site is called, wasn’t created to stream the company’s live performances: each work on the platform was choreographed especially for digital video, and a few of them includes VR versions that can be controlled by the viewer. – The Boston Globe
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Former Boston Ballet star and her husband accused in lawsuit of sexually abusing dancers

Dusty Button and husband Mitchell Taylor Button allegedly “exploited their position of power and influence in the dance world to...
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Ballerina, husband accused of sexually abusing young dancers, according to lawsuit

Former Boston Ballet star Dusty Button and her husband, Mitchell Taylor Button, are accused of sexually abusing several dancers, including a minor, according to a federal lawsuit.
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A former Boston ballerina and her husband have been accused of sexually abusing young dancers, according to a federal lawsuit

Former Boston Ballet star Dusty Button and her husband, Mitchell Taylor Button, are accused of sexually abusing several dancers, including a minor, according to a federal lawsuit.
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More Dancers Allege Abuse by Dance Instructor and Wife

Another dancer has come forward to allege that a former star with the Boston Ballet and her instructor husband sexually abused her.
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Another Dancer Accuses Former Boston Ballet Star And Her Husband Of Rape

“The dancer, identified only as Jane Doe 100, is one of five female dancers who say Mitchell Taylor Button and his wife, former Boston Ballet principal dancer Dusty Button, ‘exploited their position of power and influence in the dance world to sexually abuse young dancers.'” – The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Dance, Boston Ballet, Jane Doe, Mitchell Taylor Button, Boston Ballet Star, Dusty Button


Dancers Allege Instructor, Wife, Sexually Abused Them

Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse.
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Choreography For Business: Teaching The Corporate World Dance

After Rachel Cossar retired from Boston Ballet, she started a class called Choreography in the Kitchen to teach restaurant workers healthy ways to lift, bend and reach with poise. Then she was asked to create a similar program for the fundraising department at Harvard. Both classes became popular, with long waiting lists, and Cossar has now turned Choreography For Business into a thriving enterprise. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Boston Ballet, 12.24.19, Rachel Cossar, Harvard Both, Cossar


Why Boston Ballet Star Kathleen Breen Combes Made A Point Of Moving Into Administration

For the retiring dancer, who’s about to become executive director of Festival Ballet Providence, it was a definite choice: she got a degree and interned in Boston Ballet’s administrative offices when not dancing. “As much as I love being in the studio, I knew that after I stopped dancing, I didn’t want to continue that rigorous in-the-studio lifestyle. … I became very interested in what the art form could offer as a whole, rather than just personally what I could offer as an artist.” – Dance Ma...
Tags: Art, Dance, Boston Ballet, 05.29.19


Cincinnati Ballet Runs Classes For Children With Range Of (Dis)Abilities

“Ballet Moves began in 2014 when the father of a young girl with Down syndrome asked if any of the classes suited her needs. The answer was no. But Julie Sunderland, who trained with Boston Ballet’s adaptive dance program before coming to the Cincinnati Ballet 11 years ago, said she would start one. … Two years later, the class expanded to children with other disabilities after Sunderland saw a Facebook post about a man with cerebral palsy who used dance to create new neurological pathways and ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Dance, Sunderland, Boston Ballet, SJ, Cincinnati Ballet, Julie Sunderland, 05.16.19


Boston Ballet Principal Retires To Direct Rhode Island’s Largest Ballet Company

“Kathleen Breen Combes, a star of Boston Ballet who has earned acclaim everywhere from Boston to New York and London, is retiring from the company after 16 years to become the new executive director of Festival Ballet Providence. [Her] final performance … is scheduled for June 9.” – The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, New York, London, Boston, Dance, Rhode Island, Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet Principal, 05.14.19, Largest Ballet Company, Kathleen Breen Combes


Boston Ballet Is About To Play A Rock Festival

“This Memorial Day weekend, Boston’s hometown ballet company is joining a lineup of major music stars for Boston Calling, a festival dubbed by some an ‘East Coast Coachella.’ It’s the first time in Boston Calling’s 10-year run that dance will be featured — and possibly the first time ballet has ever been given major stage time at such a high profile music festival.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Boston, Dance, Boston Calling, Boston Ballet, 05.08.19


William Forsythe: ‘Isn’t Ballet Delightful?’

The choreographer has recently made an abrupt change in creative direction — back to ballet. In “Full on Forsythe,” Boston Ballet will show off his new moves.
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A Master of Dance Lighting Steps Out of the Shadows

Brandon Stirling Baker talks about his essential but rarely discussed art, pointing out mistakes and misconceptions, and the joys of collaboration.
Tags: News, Dancing, Museum, Alvin, Baker, Lighting, Guggenheim, Justin, Roberts, Peck, Boston Ballet, American Dance Theater, Jamar, Ailey, Solomon R, Brandon Stirling


Deeply Rooted Alumni: Where Are They Now? Ray Mercer

Ray Mercer Ray Mercer , a native of Omaha, Nebraska, is in his 16th year as a member of the Tony Award-winning cast of Disney’s The Lion King . He has simultaneously emerged as one of New York City’s most prolific choreographers. His dynamic, visually striking and thought-provoking choreography has won the Best Onstage Presentation award seven times at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Gypsy of the Year competition, more than any other choreographer. Recipi...
Tags: New York, New York City, Religion, Disney, Chicago, Broadway, Omaha Nebraska, International Association of Blacks, Jon Dee, Ray Mercer, Boston Ballet, Broadway Cares Equity, Joffrey Ballet, David Logan Center, William J Zick, Philadanco


31 Christmas and holiday things to do in Southern California

Dust off your jingle bells and get ready for the parades, light displays and holiday happenings that only appear this time of the year. We picked some of the biggest and best attractions and events in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties worth checking out whether you have out-of-towners coming to visit or need an idea to get the kids out of the house. Our list is organized by county and then by date, starting with attractions that are already open for the season...
Tags: Hollywood, Holidays, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Park, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Seaworld, Harry Potter, Santa Claus, Jesus, Hanukkah


12 top-tier productions of ‘The Nutcracker’ you can see in Southern California

It’s the season for traditions. Christmas tree decorating, ice skating, gift-giving, family dinners and for some, an annual trip to see “The Nutcracker” ballet. But before the production became the holiday staple it is today, “The Nutcracker” was met with some criticism from its late 19th century Russian audiences. Often, only the second half was performed and even then, it was relegated to being labeled a children’s ballet. When the production finally reached the United States in the 1940s, it ...
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Lex Ishimoto wins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Days before the “So You Think You Can Dance” finale on Monday, Sept. 25, Lex Ishimoto, 19, was feeling pretty calm. “Most of the stress is gone now because the results are out of my control,” the Irvine resident in a phone interview last week. “I am very content with my final performances. I did my job and whatever happens is meant to be.” But at the same time, Ishimoto said he thrives on competition and he can’t get enough of the nerves and edge-of-your-seat energy that comes with performing to...
Tags: Florida, New York, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, Lex, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Vanessa Hudgens, Billy Elliot, Boston Ballet, Lythgoe, Lex Ishimoto


Spoiler alert: Did Lex Ishimoto win ‘So You Think You Can Dance’?

Days before the “So You Think You Can Dance” finale on Monday, Sept. 25, Lex Ishimoto, 19, was feeling pretty calm. “Most of the stress is gone now because the results are out of my control,” the Irvine resident in a phone interview last week. “I am very content with my final performances. I did my job and whatever happens is meant to be.” But at the same time, Ishimoto said he thrives on competition and he can’t get enough of the nerves and edge-of-your-seat energy that comes with performing to...
Tags: Florida, New York, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, Lex, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Vanessa Hudgens, Billy Elliot, Boston Ballet, Lythgoe, Lex Ishimoto


How Mikko Nissinen Keeps Boston Ballet At The Top Of Its Game

"It's the same as in sports. Once you win a season, repeating everything that you did the next season is the surest way not to win. To stay on that edge, you have to question and risk everything. Once you get used to winning, then you just love that edge. You love the fact it's […]
Tags: Art, Dance, Boston Ballet, Mikko Nissinen, 08.31.17


Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA chooses freedom in Montréal

In story and in impact, Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA is a jolt to the system. Nothing less than the world’s best acrobats, artistic performers and urban action-sports athletes thrill this spring and summer under the Big Top in Montréal’s Old Port. High-energy adventure meets a spectacular quest for freedom and the meaning of life in Cirque du Soleil’s newest show. Creatively directed by youthful, highly experienced Cirque talents Bastien Alexandre and Jean Guibert, VOLTA, takes us on a wild, co...
Tags: Travel, Family, Spain, Circus, Cambodia, Montreal, Special Events, Cirque Du Soleil, Elena, Cirque, Dina, VOLTA, Anthony Gonzalez, Ela, Boston Ballet, Paola


11 ways Boston locals celebrate the holidays

Photo: istolethetv 1. The Slutcracker A parody on Tschaikovsky’s holiday ballet, this raunchy show is not family friendly. Ballet dancers, burlesque performers, belly dancers, and a wide variety of other dance forms keep audience members highly entertained, and unlike the traditional ballet, you are bound to stay awake throughout the entire show. 2. Ice Skating at the Frog Pond This versatile pond (it becomes a spray pool in the summer) is a scenic place to lace up your skates in Boston Com...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Boston, Santa, NICK, Santa Speedo Run, Cultural Guides, Boylston, Copley, Langston Hughes, Boston Ballet, Paramount Theater, Mikko Nissinen, Allston, Newbury Street, Boston Symphony Hall


Backstage At Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker

If you think the choreography at Boston Ballet's transcendent, not to be missed Nutcracker, now at the Opera House, is awesome, you should see the choreography behind the scenes. Backstage is a city of darkness, movement, and organization, as if a great unseen hand were directing the movement of hundreds of dancers, twice as many costumes and props, stagehands, ballet masters, physical therapists, makeup artists...the list goes on and on. Here's what happens behind the scenes to make The Nutcrac...
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An Urban Nutcracker Transcending Race, Gender, Sexuality, Autism, You Name It...

In 2001, Tony Williams, the first biracial member of Boston Ballet back in the 1960s, noticed he had 20 boys among the 100 kids he was teaching in his ballet school. What could he do with them? How could he get them on stage? His answer: An Urban Nutcracker incorporating Duke Ellington's music, along with hip-hop, tap, and other musical forms not typically associated with the Christmas ballet tradition. Williams' Urban Nutcracker, now going into its 16th season in Boston, got its start in the...
Tags: News, Boston, Williams, Huffington Post, Nutcracker, Dorchester, Duke Ellington, Boston Ballet, Tony Williams, Michael Levin, Strand Theater


4 Top U.S. Cities for Seniors

When you're retired, the world is your oyster. You have no job to tie you down. You are free to move wherever you choose. Retirement is the perfect time to move to your dream city. When you are putting together your list of new city must-haves, don't forget to put 'senior-friendly' on the list. What makes a city senior-friendly? Even if you don't feel like a senior yet, your retirement home should be able to support you as you age. Living in a community that is accessible and senior-friendly w...
Tags: California, Boston, San Francisco, Radio, Moving, Mayo Clinic, Seniors, Bay Area, Scottsdale, Mississippi River, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, La Crosse, Relocation, Tips & Advice, United States Boston


Top Posts From AJBlogs 07.05.16

This Week in Audience: Boston Ballet’s Dive Into Data This week: Boston Ballet has done some serious data diving to produce a successful season at the box office … NPR is finding gold in podcasts … When news becomes unmoored from its sources, do we care? … A “young” (didn’t know it was a noun, eh?) declares what will get “youngs” to the arts … Will the machines eventually determine our tastes in art? … read more AJBlog: AJ Arts Audience Published 2016-07-05 When communities become markets, citiz...
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This Week in Audience: Boston Ballet’s Dive Into Data

This week: Boston Ballet has done some serious data diving to produce a successful season at the box office… NPR is finding gold in podcasts… When news becomes unmoored from its sources, do we care?… A “young” (didn’t know it was a noun, eh?) declares what will get “youngs” to the arts… Will the machines eventually determine our tastes in art?
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Boston Ballet Just Smashed Its Previous Box Office Record – Thanks To Some Smart Data-Crunching

“Crediting a host of new techniques that include variable pricing, alternating repertoire, and an enhanced social media presence, Boston Ballet is reporting that last season marked the company’s highest attendance levels in more than a decade and its best ticket revenues in the company’s 53-year history.”
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Misty Copeland’s Not The Only Ballerina Fighting The Good Fight For Diversity

“It wasn’t until later in her ballet career that Lia Cirio began to suspect that people had their doubts that a half-Filipino ballerina could be a Clara or Sleeping Beauty. While the Boston Ballet employs 69 dancers of 20 different nationalities, she still sees the need to prove herself on stage with each performance.”
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William Forsythe Begins Five-Year Partnership With Boston Ballet

The company and the choreographer have “an agreement to add one work each year, as well as performing the four ballets already in the company repertory. The first acquisition is Mr. Forsythe’s full-length Artifact, which will be performed [next winter].”
Tags: Art, Dance, Boston Ballet, Forsythe, William Forsythe, 05.05.16