Forget Flowers For Recital Season: Give Inspiration

Recital season is exciting and maybe a little stressful. Butterflies are pinned into hair and fluttering in stomachs. The tradition is to bring a dancer flowers after the show, but this year I recommend you try something different. A pair of tickets to the ballet. Whatever style your young performer …

Playing the Game: /peh-LO-tah/

All I knew about the performance was that there would be soccer, a story, some movement, and music. I was sold at “soccer” because I have a soft spot for the sport. I lived in France when Pele was king. I fell in love with Bend it like Beckham. Soccer …

Endlings: A Shelfish Exploration

I don’t like to read too much about a play before I see it. I approach books the same way. I like to know the basics and then go in blind. So, I knew that Endlings was about fisherwomen who free dive off a small island in South Korea. I …

Soccer to Stage

Humans are really good at pre-judging. We can’t help ourselves. We box ourselves in and others out. “I’m not really a theatre person.” he’ll say. “I’m more of a sports person.” she’ll say. I know some of us are more willing to embrace the arts than others, but I truly …

Cuba in Cambridge

As a Canadian, I have many friends who traveled to Cuba for vacation over the years. More recently, American friends have made the trip. I have always been intrigued, but I don’t lean toward tropical climates so Cuba goes to the bottom of my list. Art, photography, dance and culture …

Urban Gardening

It is that time of year, I dig through the back of the printer cabinet to unearth the packets of seeds that I start now. There is something so mystical and magical about starting a garden from seed. I understand that story of Jack and the Beanstalk so much more …

Hot Pink in a Sea of Grey: Full on Forsythe

The news is full of fighting and darkness. The weather outside has been cold and grey. Even the world of dance, especially contemporary dance is overflowing with angst, anger, sadness and hopelessness. It can really drag you down. Boston Ballet’s collaboration with William Forsythe for Full on Forsythe is a …