Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact

17111816943_c509833256_k A year ago, I had very little appreciation for ballet.

I respect all forms of arts and creativity, but the ballet was one form that never completely clicked with me.

But, after several invitations from the Boston Ballet to attend different shows, I've grown to enjoy ballet more than I imagined I ever would.

Thrill of Contact is the final performances of the current season and I encourage you to check one of them out because there is something for everyone.

Theme and Variations with choreography by George Balanchine opens the night and was simply beautiful.

Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact - Theme and Variations

Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact - Theme and Variations

Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact - Theme and Variations

Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact - Theme and Variations

Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact - Theme and Variations

Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact - Theme and Variations

Boston Ballet's Thrill of Contact - Theme and Variations

The costumes and set is of the classic variety I think of when I think of ballet. I loved watching the individual dances and the grand moments when the stage was covered in dancers.

fremd is the world premiere Principal Dancer Jeffrey Cirio.

Boston Ballets Thrill of Contact - fremd

Boston Ballets Thrill of Contact - fremd

Boston Ballets Thrill of Contact - fremd

Set to music by Chopin, John Field, Byetone, and Aphex Twin it was unlike anything I had ever seen and certainly I can't begin to try and explain it. You'll just have to see it.

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude had the most fun costumes of the night and beautiful choreography by William Forsythe.

Boston Ballet's - Thrill of Contact - The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Boston Ballet's - Thrill of Contact - The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

The final performance of the night was the classic The Concert which premiered in 1956.

Boston Ballet's- Thrill of Contact - The Concert

Boston Ballet's- Thrill of Contact - The Concert

Boston Ballet's- Thrill of Contact - The Concert

Boston Ballet's- Thrill of Contact - The Concert

Boston Ballet's- Thrill of Contact - The Concert

Boston Ballet's- Thrill of Contact - The Concert

I learned that ballet could be funny last year, but this took it to a whole new level of laughs. Anyone with a funny bone will walk away from this performance with a culture induced laugh.

Emily and I had a great time being one of the small number of people in the theater for the dress rehearsal.

As a dancer herself, Emily loved watching the directions being given after each performance and the behind the scenes sneak peek.

Emily in an empty Boston Opera House

I was excited to be able to bring my camera and take all these photos. I never knew how hard it is to take photos of dancers and have a new appreciation for it. It was fun to put my Samsung NX1 through the paces in low light and with so much movement.

A huge thank you to the Boston Ballet team for inviting us to attend.