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SPECIAL: Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty

For Alice.

So here is my special post! I’ve reviewed films, books, a play and a TV series (well, half of it), so I’m interested to see how this goes.

I went to my local theatre to see the touring Moscow Ballet La Classique (tour dates here). I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly nervous. This would be the first Ballet I have ever seen, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Buying a programme helped: not only did it unveil some idea on to expect, it’s a nice memento that I’m glad to have.

We had the best seats in the house: level with the stage, a couple of feet away. I didn’t know whether to feel pleased or daunted: surely a more appreciative person should have this seat? Will I even enjoy this myself? In the end, I swallowed my doubt and reclined into the newly refurbished seats to watch my first ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. Continue reading SPECIAL: Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty