Something else worth mentioned on under5foot…
What a treat. I must say I really miss the ballet world…
When I was younger is used to dance at the CT Ballet School and often did performances with the company.
That’s what I remember most from my childhood – performing on stage, preceded by millions rehearsals!
To me it’s where I grew up…
I remember so many mornings, afternoons, evenings spent backstage or in the studio rehearsing, or waiting to rehearse. I always found it so glamorous and alluring.. A world I really miss.
I loved doing shows, and being little I often got given quite cool roles as I was more advanced that the younger girls but still looked
cute and tiny 🙂
As I got older ballet became ‘uncool’ and I moved onto modern and hip hop but took it up again later on in high school.
As I’ve gotten older I really miss it.
Going to the ballet is also a fond memory of my youth; we always used to go around Christmas time when the international ballet companies used
to come out here to do the holiday classics – The Nutcracker and Swan Lake being
the most popular.
I danced in a number of ballets during my time at the ballet school…
A Christmas carol, The nutcracker ( a few times), Copellia, Cinderella, Oepheuns in the underworld, productions the ballet school put on one or twice a year featuring all the students – one in particular was called ‘A Magical Journey’ where I had a principle role as ‘the blue bird of happiness’ and got to rehearse with all the principles – the ‘big girls’. It was a very big deal for me at the time.
So ballet holds a very special place in my heart and is something I really love and miss…
So when I won tickets to the international ballet gala I was super excited!
I was also astonished to find out that Jamie had never been to the ballet before… so it was his first time this week!
I think it was great for him, kind of a ‘best of best’ so to speak as the gala was essentially a showcase of all the famous ballets and their most appraised pieces.
The cast was made up of international dancers from all over the world – and were absolutely fantastic!
It’s a pity there was only one performance as it was definitely worth seeing.
I‘m such a show person though – I love the theatre, probably because it always brings back my memories of being on stage.
When I was in Berlin I went to the ballet there which was fabulous and the theatre was exquisite!
Then when I was in London earlier this year I made a point of going to one of the shows (We Will Rock you) which was absolute amazing!
Every so often Jamie and I go to a show or performance of some kind though – often due to my inspiration 🙂
Earlier this year we went to a really good production at ‘On Broadway’ which was cabaret style, The Russion All Male Ballet’s impression of Swan Lake, Madame Zingara (also cabaret style – dinner and a show) and Grease at the Nico Malan (I still prefer to say the Nico than Artscape!) all of which he really loved – so we need to start doing this sort of thing more..
I’m definitely going to make sure I go to the ballet at Christmas this year – need to keep the love and the tradition alive, and hopefully Jamie and I will make it’s a new tradition of our own.