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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Swan Lake

Magnet #1303 - Dance at the MET!

Or, at the David Koch Theatre, as the case may be. Went to see Swan Lake today. I've never seen it, so when I saw it was part of this season of the NYC Ballet, I knew I had to see it.

I had seats way up in the Fifth Ring - so high, that I had a 2-second attack of vertigo when sitting down in my seat. Oops!

The performance itself was amazing, in as much as I know anything about ballet. But, the set design was gorgeous, and each dance number was flawless, and the orchestra was just fantastic.

And, as usual, I had my issues with the story. For some reason, I've managed to never learn the whole story of Swan Lake, so I was totally surprised when I found out it was an unhappy ending. I can't stand unhappy love stories, they make me crazy.

Mind you, it didn't stop me from sniffling a bit at the end, but still, made me crazy.
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3 comments:

The Geek said...

Swan Lake is my very favorite ballet, but it has nothing to do with the story: the MUSIC is gorgeous. Love the score.

Have you seen Black Swan? Wondering if you liked it...?

joy said...

Loved the music, of course. So good.

I haven't watched Black Swan, and during the performance, I briefly considered renting it. But, I highly doubt I'll ever get around it it...especially as tv season gets fully underway.

The Geek said...

In the event that you get trapped somewhere with no cable TV, and only a DVD player and a copy of Black Swan, don't actively avoid watching it. I'd be interested in your opinion. ;)