Bossov Ballet Theatre (BBT) dancers are thrilled to present a new work, Heartbeat, to family, friends, and the local community on Saturday, May 29th. Performances will take place on an outdoor stage on the Maine Central Institute (MCI) campus in Pittsfield, at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
A limited number of tickets are available for purchase at www.mci-school.org/bossov-tickets. Live Streaming options are also available for those unable to attend in person. For more information, call 207-487-3355 ext. 217.
Emerging young artists have faced their own set of challenges during the pandemic. Most of BBT’s student dancers have not had an opportunity to perform since 2019. For others, 2021 will be their last opportunity to dance together. All agree that the ability to perform is critical to the work they accomplish in the classroom. According to BBT student, Jane Weymouth, “Performing is how we are able to give something to the people–it’s our way of trying to move and inspire them. We interpret different emotions and stories through our movements so that our audience can hopefully take something from this, and so that we can connect with others through something more than just words.”
The desire to connect forms an important part of BBT’s new production, created and choreographed by BBT Artistic Director, Natalya Getman. With help from a Siberian shamanic drum, and student generated readings, this original work follows life’s rhythms – its beginnings and endings – as a series of shaping moments that lead to a greater understanding and expression of who we are as individuals. It suggests that while our pursuit of happiness can be interrupted, we learn to become receptive to moments of unexpected joy and learning along the way.
Led by Artistic Director Natalya Getman, Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute is both a performing company and an international pre-professional ballet school. The program offers students a unique opportunity to study and perform classical ballet as part of the academic curriculum, allowing them to earn full academic credit for ballet training. For more information about Bossov Ballet Theatre, please visit www.mci-school.org/ballet.
Photo by Mike Nyman photography.