Thousand Cranes: An Evening to benefit
September 12, 2011
Boston Ballet Studios, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston
6:30pm Cocktail Reception / 7:30pm Performance
Suggested minimum donation $100 per person
(additional contributions gratefully appreciated)
Please join Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Misa Kuranaga for an evening to support the ongoing relief efforts in Japan. A Thousand Cranes, emceed by 7NEWS Janet Wu, will feature special performances by Boston Ballet Company dancers.
All proceeds will benefit the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund - Boston. The Fund was established in the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan and severely damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor. More than 80,000 survivors and evacuees continue to live in temporary shelters in the wake of this tragedy.
When & Where
Boston Ballet principal, Misa Kuranaga
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to excellence and access and reaches more than 10,000 students ages 2-adult each year through Boston Ballet School classes, Summer Dance Workshop, Summer Dance Program, Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as community centers and in Boston Public Schools.