Photos from Boston Ballet’s Shades of Sound

Blogging can be funny. I’ve had lots of unique experiences thanks to it, but like everything else, some of these experiences start to look and feel like each other. THEN sometimes you get a *very* unique opportunity. I had such an amazing opportunity last week. It all started with an invitation to attend and photograph a dress rehearsal for Boston Ballet‘s latest production called “Shades of Sound.”

I knew that I definitely wanted to attend to get photos for Family Friendly Boston. I also was looking forward to testing out my improving camera skills in an environment that would be pretty difficult for a girl and her hobby camera – no flash, lots of movement, etc.

I took A LOT of photos, and I actually got a few that thrilled me. Like this one.

Boston Ballet Black Cake

The overwhelming feeling I left with though was the awe of this Boston Ballet company of dancers and the enjoyment value of the production. The artistry of these dancers was amazing. The music from the full orchestra was completely entertaining. I was completely mesmerized by the whole performance.

Shades of Sound is actually three very different performances combined – Chroma, Episodes, and Black Cake – separated by a brief intermission. Each one delightful in its own way. Chroma features music by Jack White. Yes, that Jack White. So different and perfect!

It was fascinating to watch the rehearsal. At the end of each ballet, notes would be shared. The orchestra and conductor would work on certain notes that were hard to hear but important to the choreography in the run through. Literally, art in action.

If you want to go, grab your tickets quick. This performance is only in Boston for a few more days.

Even if you’re not a huge ballet fan, I encourage you to try this performance. It’s a perfect night out — grab your girlfriends or your date. Diane wrote about it on Family Friendly Boston. There you’ll also see the AMAZING photography by Nikki from Nikki Myers Photography.

Here are some of the other photos from the rehearsal!

Are we friends on Instagram? Let’s connect, and check out the little video I put together using my photos. Bonus – you can hear a snippet of music from the actual rehearsal played by the full orchestra conducted by Jonathan McPhee.

A sneak peek at @BostonBallet's #ShadesOfSounds running now through March 29 in #Boston.

A video posted by Kim Tolander (@kimworld) on

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