Friday, May 22, 2009

Rey Guity as Ben, in the BalletRox premiere of BEN'S TRUMPET. Photo by Petr Metlicka


  1. In the year 2009, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Ballets Russes, it is wonderful to find this delightful ballet company in Boston. “Ben’s Trumpet” is a real story, with a soundtrack of tunes from the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong. Costumes, set design, and dance all create a charming scene of Harlem Renaissance-era clubs and street corners. “Peter and the Wolf” is narrated by Leonard Bernstein - very useful for those of us who may have forgotten the story - and modern children will probably not be too upset by the foolish duck’s untimely end. The opening ballet, “La Favorita” is a lovely classical piece which allows BalletRox to show off its polish.
    This show is a must for balletomanes and indeed for anyone who enjoys supporting the arts in Boston.

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