Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekend Fun

To say I was excited for this weekend would be an understatement. Don't get me wrong, last weekend, my best friend came to town, and we had a ball, but this past weekend was getting my schedule more or less back to normal, and as most people know, getting back to normal is very calming, but energizing at the same time.

I did have some big plans to go to the gym on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and then today, but it won't be happening. Friday and Saturday, I was too tired to do much of anything, and sitting at the beginnings of a cold. Never fun. Sunday, it got worse. I had a fever, I was tired and achy. The works. Thankfully, I'm feeling a wee bit better today.

But I don't want to talk about sickness. I want to talk about my first ballet experience in almost twenty years. Yes, you read that right. TWENTY YEARS.

If you recall one of my previous posts, The Moscow Festival Ballet was coming to Omaha to perform The Sleeping Beauty for us. On Saturday night, despite unbelievable exhaustion on my part, Kiri and I made our way out into the cold night for a spectacular sister date.

I was amazed at our seats. We were in the orchestra middle. I haven't had theater seats that good since I saw the Santa Fe Opera back in 2010!

My season seats to the opera aren't this good (though they are still great).

I mentioned in my previous blog that I was a big fan of the music, since Disney used it in their version, and it's been stuck with me ever since. What was different was how it was used in two different mediums. Different scenes, etc.

During intermission, Kiri got a picture with a member of the chorus. It was great that the dancers mingled with the guests. I've always enjoyed meeting performers, and even meeting the audience when I WAS a performer.

The dancers were stunning, the story beautiful. It's true what they say, I'm sure. Ballet dancers do it because they love it. They have to have incredible control over their bodies, which is so difficult, but the results are obvious.

Thanks again, Omaha Performing Arts, for the opportunity to see such an amazing show!

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