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Boston Ballet presents Fancy Free
Boston Ballet presents 'Fancy Free'
Boston Ballet presents 'Fancy Free'
Boston Ballet presents 'Fancy Free'
Price $25.00 - $132.00
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Performing Arts Ballet

Boston Ballet presents 'Fancy Free'

Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:30p
Boston Opera House Boston, MA

Robbins’ Fancy Free was the master choreographer’s first ballet, premiered on April 18, 1944. It would become one of his greatest successes and be one of the most popular ballets in American history. The work marked the emergence of both Robbins’ talent as a choreographer and the talents of a young composer, Leonard Bernstein. Fancy Free follows the story of sailors on shore leave getting into a bit of romantic mischief.

Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto continues the program. This work, set to Samuel
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Boston Ballet presents 'Fancy Free'

Fancy Free is headlined by Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, and includes Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto and Harald Lander’s Études.

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Boston Ballet, founded in 1963 by E. Virginia Williams, was the first professional repertory ballet company in New England. Boston Ballet’s national and international reputation developed under the leadership of Artistic Directors Violette Verdy (1980-1984), Bruce Marks (1985-1997), and Anna-Marie Holmes (1997-2000)....
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Boston Opera House
539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 259-3400
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(no rating) May 6, 2012 - Boston.com - Jeffrey Gantz, Globe Correspondent

Few would dispute that Jerome Robbins was one of the great theater directors and choreographers of the 20th century. Stephen Sondheim called him “the only genius I ever met.” But Robbins unleashed his creativity in two distinctly different realms. The Broadway Jerome Robbins conceived “West Side Story” and was a driving force behind “On the Town,” “Peter Pan,” “Gypsy,” “Funny Girl,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and many more. The ballet Jerome Robbins was a fine dancer who worked with Michel Fokine (who gave him the title role in “Petrouchka”), Agnes de Mille, and Antony Tudor, and who went on to be ballet master at New York City Ballet under George Balanchine.

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