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William Forsythe's 'Artifact 2017' is an ode to ballet

Boston Ballet is exploring the very nature of ballet with “Artifact 2017,” a four-act work from world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe that highlights the legacy and potential of ballet.Three characters weave throughout the acts: the Man with the Megaphone, the Woman in Historical Dress and...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 3:49 PM

Six exciting, eccentric dance shows you can't miss this fall

When you’re mourning the loss of summer weather, here’s a consolation: Boston’s dance scene revs up in the fall, and every style from ballet to hip-hop to tango have shows on the calendar. Here’s your guide to the best of the season’s dance crop.Vertigo Dance Company's "Vertigo 20"–Oct. 29-30Based...

Friday, September 16, 2016, 2:30 PM

The 'punk ballerina' brings ‘Bitches Brew’ to Boston Ballet

Karole Armitage, known as the “punk ballerina” for her signature style that pushes the bounds of classical ballet, is introducing gunmetal lycra costumes and rock ’n’ roll influences to Boston Ballet this May with the world premiere of “Bitches Brew.” The piece is one of several works in “Mirrors...

Monday, May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM

Thirst Boston crowns the Best Home Bartender

Ahead of its third convention/celebration of all things boozy — featuring picture seminars on everything from “Cognac: Brandy of the Gods” to “A Liquid History of the U.S. Wine Industry,” pop-up bars and a black-tie gala —Thirst Boston offered amateur bartenders the chance to show off their best...

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:31 AM

Artists and amateurs can climb the walls at Visualize Somerville 2

Imagine a mural with over 30 contributing artists at any given time — but artists who paint with their smartphones.Visualize Somerville 2 plans to make this futuristic art a reality, as guests will be able to draw with their phones and have projections cast on nearly every surrounding surface. The...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 3:00 PM

'The Merry Widow' breaks into song

Boston Lyric Opera charged choreographer Kyle Lang with an unusual task: to teach their opera singers how to dance.Rather than having professional dancers take the stage in “The Merry Widow” — an operetta about a wealthy widow set in pre-World War I Paris — the singers will take over what are...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 10:01 PM

10 ways to get on the water this spring

After months of looking at the ice-cold Charles River and Boston Harbor from afar, it’s finally warm enough to get out on the water again. Here are 10 ways to enjoy Boston’s waters this spring.You steerFor those looking for a new skill or hobby, learning to sail or paddle may be the perfect way to...

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 12:14 AM

ImprovBoston finds humor in T woes

Any Bostonian who relies on the T will shudder at the thought of shuttle buses or of last winter, when record-breaking snowfall frequently brought the T to a halt. But for those who don’t think it’s too soon to find the humor in their dismal transit experiences, ImprovBoston has the perfect show...

Monday, April 11, 2016, 8:58 PM

NY Knicks help young hoops fans train like the pros

There may be no greater thrill for young basketball fans than having the opportunity to train with the stars of their favorite team. This summer marks 25 years of the Knicks Summer Basketball Camp giving kids that chance by connecting young players with basketball legends.The camp has eight...

Monday, April 11, 2016, 4:30 PM

How to continue your education without getting an expensive degree

Whether you’re considering a career change or want to dabble in a new field without spending the time — or forking over the money — for a pricey graduate program, continuing education courses can broaden your horizons. Here are five places to get back in the classroom and hone valuable skills....

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 3:18 AM

10 things you should know about the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston

Boston is playing host to the International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships this week, welcoming 200 competitors from around the world to TD Garden. Watch in person or tune into the event to see men’s, women’s, pairs and ice dance competitions March 31 to April 2, with an “...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 9:48 PM

Augusten Burroughs gets real about love and sobriety in new memoir

Augusten Burroughs, author of the intensely popular memoir “Running with Scissors” and several other works, is back with his signature mix of humor and solemnity in “Lust & Wonder.” His newest memoir (out today), is about how his various relationships with people changed after he got sober....

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 4:00 PM

Vance Joy brings 'The Fire and The Flood' to the east coast

Aussie singer-songwriter Vance Joy is preparing to return to the east coast this month with his “The Fire and the Flood” Tour, where he will wrap up his three-and-a-half-month North America stay with performances on the east coast.The 28-year-old spent much of last year supporting Taylor Swift’s...

Monday, March 21, 2016, 10:59 PM

Telling the stories of demonesses through dance

Triveni Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Neena Gulati, is gearing up to tell Hindu mythology through an unusual lens: that of the demoness.Gulati, who was named the 2016 Dance Champion by Boston Dance Alliance, founded the Triveni School of Dance and its professional ensemble, which performs...

Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:56 PM

Boston Ballet offers whirl of colors with ‘Kaleidoscope’

Polka dots, stripes and colors spring to life in Boston Ballet’s upcoming production, “Kaleidoscope,” a ballet of four 20th-century works. Ranging from the more classical “Pas de Quatre” to the energetic “Gaite Parisienne,” the costumes mirror the versatility required of the production’s dancers....

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:17 AM

Harry Potter fans relive soundtrack through Berklee group

Twelve hundred Harry Potter fans will flock to Berklee College of Music on March 10 to see the Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra’s second-ever show, “The Music of Harry Potter.” The sold-out performance will feature music from the Harry Potter films, with vocals from the Audire Soundtrack Choir....

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 12:21 AM

Tap group offers fresh take on 'Swan Lake'

Subject:Matter is gearing up to push the boundaries of “Swan Lake” with “Some Pulp,” a show that re-imagines the music, style and gender dynamics of the classical ballet as a way to break out of the mold of concert dance.While Subject:Matter choreographer and founder, Ian Berg, is a senior at...

Friday, March 4, 2016, 10:57 PM

Life in the Museum of Modern Renaissance

Amid a row of typical residential buildings in Somerville sits the Museum of Modern Renaissance, an A-frame house with an arched gate and colorful murals covering practically every exposed inch, inside and out. But this is no museum in the conventional sense – rather, it’s the home of Russian...

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 10:50 PM

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre offers a taste of Cuban culture

Artistic Director Jose Mateo pays tribute to his heritage with “The Cuba Files,” a show of three distinct ballets set to Cuban music that explores the country’s history and universal feelings of entrapment.The show, which runs through March 6, includes two ballets created in 2004 and the premiere...

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:22 AM

Icelandic chef brings Nordic cuisine to Boston

The Blue Lagoon’s LAVA RestaurantHead Chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson will travel to Boston in March to deliver thetastepart of a “Taste of Iceland” weekend. The weekend will offer Bostonians a glimpse into Icelandic cuisine, music, film and literature through several events from March 4-7.Vigfússon...

Friday, February 26, 2016, 3:42 AM