Monday, 20 September 2010

The Nutcracker ballet


This past Saturday evening our family, hubbie, Miss C., Miss G., and moi together with two of Miss G.'s friends and a nephew were privileged to see The Nutcracker ballet.  This particular production was choreographed by Peter Wright and all I can say is WOW!

We had seats that gave us a spectacular view of not only the stage but also the orchestra which was a real treat for the instrument playing members of our party, (violin, cello, flute, piano and drums).  The experience of attending a live ballet performance was new to everyone except me and I'm delighted to say that they were all totally enthralled.  It was so nice to introduce such a beautiful ballet production to young people from aged 16 - 20 and for them enjoy the experience.

The photo below is of the snowflakes dancing scene.  These costumes were beautiful, the tulle floated, drifted and whispered as the dancers moved.



The costumes and set were unbelievably beautiful and the music, words cannot express how beautiful it was with the orchestra playing to perfection.

More snowflakes.

The opening scene, the Christmas party.
Above, flowers dancing.   Ohhhh, the costumes!

One of my favourite scenes was the Arabian dance, unfortunately I can't find and image to show you.  That particular piece of music is so serene, peaceful, still, ethereal, an absolute joy and I was reduced to tears of wonder at the beauty of the combination a dance and music.  The grace of the dancers, the skill and strength was amazing.  They made every move seem effortless, yet  you could see and hear the strength and control needed to execute their every move.

  I am so grateful for the opportunity to have enjoyed such an amazing experience.   Words are not enough.

2 comments:

Terrie said...

Wow - it looks amazing. Did you take the photo's? x

**Anne** said...

No, the photos aren't mine. I was fortunate to find them on google images.