BOSTON, MA, November 17, 2021 – Two enduring Boston icons—The Langham, Boston and Boston Ballet—come together in perfect harmony this winter in a spectacular celebration of their mutual love of the arts and the city.
This unique collaboration has the internationally-renowned dance company debut an exclusive new piece of choreography at The Langham, Boston in an artistic reinterpretation of “A New American Classic”, captured in a spellbinding short film.
“As a brand, The Langham is known for its commitment to craftsmanship and arts. Here in Boston, we pride ourselves on being deeply entwined with the arts community,” said Michele Grosso, managing director of The Langham, Boston. “To us, there is no better partner to help us re-introduce The Langham to the Boston community than Boston Ballet, an organization renowned for their commitment to the city as well as their unrivaled grace, elegance and creativity.”
The film, “A New American Classic”, features members of Boston Ballet, including soloist Chyrstyn Fentroy, dancing to an ensemble created especially for the film by choreographer, Paulo Arrais, who is also a principal dancer in the company. Directed by Emmy-award winner cinematographer Larkin Donley and Alex Delgado who created The Langham’s last brand campaign, it includes scenes shot throughout the hotel, depicting a perfect day spent celebrating at The Langham. Highlights include dance sequences shot in front of The Langham’s distinctive awning; in The Fed; in GRANA, The Langham’s signature restaurant; and the Wyeth Room, one of the hotel’s most historic spaces and the setting for the ultimate party, attended by Fentroy and the rest of the dancers in the film. The other cast members along with Chrystyn Fentroy are Seo Hye Han, Patrick Yocum, Tigran Mkrtchyan, Paul Craig, Ao Wang, Irlan Silva, Louise Hautefeuille, and Chisako Oga.
"Collaborating on a project with The Langham was such a special journey," said Arrais. "It was remarkable to merge our worlds and learn from one another. As I was brainstorming and creating the movement for this project, I was always thinking of the connection between the reopening of The Langham, Boston and Boston Ballet's new virtual presence and return to the stage. This renaissance after the struggle is our 'New American Classic."
“The Langham is strongly committed to the arts, craftsmanship, local culture and through this beautiful journey and successful collaboration we have had with Boston Ballet, the brand is looking forward to similar partnerships in other Langham destinations,” added Grosso.
This partnership also celebrates the reopening of The Langham, Boston, which began welcoming guests in June following an extensive two-year, multi-million dollar renovation.
The Langham, Boston is housed in a historic landmark building that was originally opened in 1922 as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, making it the ideal film set. The renovated New England inspired interiors, created by Richmond International, feature a luxurious new lobby, decorated in jewel tones, with a cozy fireplace, ample seating, and high-design concierge area and check-in desk; and completely redesigned guest rooms and suites with brand new marble-clad bathrooms. Reinforcing The Langham’s love for the arts, the hotel boasts a carefully curated art collection comprising more than 60 specially commissioned pieces, as well as subtle nods to the building’s grand banking history.
Boston Ballet Inspired Experiences at The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Boston has specially curated a series of experiences inspired by Boston Ballet and the film. The first package, Celebrating The Arts, will be available throughout the rest of 2021 and into 2022, during Boston Ballet’s season of performances, and will include accommodations at The Langham, Boston as well as exclusive VIP access to 10% savings on tickets to Boston Ballet performances at Citizens Bank Opera House. Guests who book Celebrating the Arts will also receive a ballet-themed culinary amenity from The Langham’s talented culinary team. For more information on Celebrating the Arts please click here.
Just in time for Christmas, The Langham will also introduce A Night at the Nutcracker. This over-the-top experience celebrates Boston’s most beloved tradition – Boston Ballet’s iconic rendition of The Nutcracker. Guests who book A Night at The Nutcracker will enjoy an overnight stay in The Langham’s top suite, the luxurious Chairman’s Suite, located on the hotel’s 8th floor, which will be transformed into a Sugar Plum Fairy’s dream for the occasion. The package also includes a festive meal for up to four guests, specially prepared by executive chef, Stephen Bukoff and served in the dining room of the Chairman’s Suite, along with four VIP tickets to the Citizens Bank Opera House to watch Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, which will include access to the theater’s VIP lounge. A Night at The Nutcracker starts at USD18,000 for a two-night stay and is available during the performance run starting on November 26, 2021 through December 26, 2021. For more information on A Night at the Nutcracker please click here.
Starting with The Nutcracker, and continuing for the duration of the partnership between The Langham, Boston and Boston Ballet, the talented cocktail team at The Fed will feature a ballet-themed cocktail and mocktail on the menu, with 10% of the cost of each drink benefiting Boston Ballet. Not only is The Fed The Langham’s luxe cocktail pub, it was also one of the settings for the exciting video created by The Langham and Boston Ballet.
Boston Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, featuring sets and costumes by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola, marks Boston Ballet’s return to in-person performances for the first time since March 2020. The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky's renowned score, opens November 26 with performances through December 26 at the Citizens Bank Opera House. Tickets start at $39. For more information, visit bostonballet.org/nutcracker or call 617.695.6955.
For more information on The Langham’s collaborative relationship with Boston Ballet click here.
Please click here for high resolution photos of the filming of “A New American Classic” with Boston Ballet and of The Langham, Boston.
About The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Boston, located at 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, is an iconic hotel housed in a national historic landmark that was once was the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, built in 1922. With its wealth of history and tradition, The Langham, Boston began a new era in June 2021, after a two year, multi-million dollar renovation. It’s refined elegance and unique amenities have helped to redefine The Langham as a new American classic hotel that sits at the top of the luxury sector. Benefitting from an ideal location in downtown Boston, The Langham features a luxurious British-inspired cocktail pub, The Fed; a magnificent destination restaurant, GRANA, offering authentic Italian cuisine in a celebratory setting; and world-class meeting and function facilities, including the Lincoln Ballroom for weddings and social events, the Governor’s Room for elegant private dinners and board meetings and the Wyeth Room, featuring two historic paintings by N.C. Wyeth depicting important moments in the banking history of the United States. The hotel is home to a permanent, world-class art collection, featuring many works commissioned exclusively for The Langham. The hotel also features The Langham Club, a private haven where guests can meet, eat and socialize. The Langham, Boston is a Virtuoso Preview property, exclusively part of the global luxury network’s industry-leading Hotels & Resorts Program; and is also a member of American Express Fine Hotels + Resorts®, which pairs American Express Platinum Card members with exceptional benefits at a curated collection of luxury hotels worldwide. http://langhamhotels.com/Boston. Follow The Langham, Boston on Instagram@langhamboston and Facebook @thelanghamboston and Twitter (@langhamboston).
About The Langham Hotels & Resorts
Combining modern sophistication and timeless glamour, The Langham Hotels & Resorts is globally recognised for its exceptional intuitive service, contemporary art collections, award-winning culinary expertise and signature pink accents. Drawing on the brand’s distinctive British heritage from the opening of the flagship hotel in London in 1865, The Langham continues its legacy by delivering exceptional experiences with a touch of playfulness in key destinations in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Asia Pacific and Greater China. Learn about the brand by visiting LanghamHotels.com, and follow The Langham Hotels and Resorts on Instagram (@langhamhotels) and Facebook (@thelanghamhotels) and Twitter (@thelanghamhotel).
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet’s internationally acclaimed performances of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets, combined with a dedication to world-class dance education and community initiatives, have made the institution a leader in its field, with a 58-year history of promoting excellence and access to dance.Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Meredith (Max) Hodges, the Company maintains a diverse repertoire, ranging from full-length 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 providing exceptional dance education and ballet training to students across two studios in Boston and Newton. The School reaches more than 5,000 students (toddler to adult) each year through its five core programs: Pre-Professional Program, Classical Ballet Program, Children’s Program, Adaptive Dance Program, and Adult Dance Program.Boston Ballet’s Education and Community Initiatives provide programming, events, and activities that connect the community to dance. Community programs reach more than 4,000 individuals in Boston and the surrounding communities each year through Citydance, ECI on Location, workshops, and trainings.For more information, please visit bostonballet.org.
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