By Gaia De Simoni
Published on NBCboston.com
When Boston’s cultural institutions started closing their doors to the public in March, Lia Cirio was rehearsing her leading role in Jorma Elo’s “Carmen” on the stage of the Boston Opera House.
She was working with the other dancers in the Boston Ballet when Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen came in the theater, telling the company that Carmen “was over” because of the coronavirus pandemic, Cirio recalled.
“I just remember feeling like the whole stage was pulled out from under us and it was pretty devastating,” said Cirio, a principal dancer at the Boston Ballet. “I wasn’t in a good place, I was pretty depressed. My life as I know it has been taken from me.”Continue reading Top Boston Ballet Dancers Share a ‘Reverie’ to Inspire Creativity During Lockdown