March 29, 2009

Dancing

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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This week's theme is Dancing

I attended the San Francisco Ballet this year on my birthday. Front row seats. Truly an amazing experience. The show was a mixed repertory; my favorite piece being Jerome Robbins' The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody).
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It was funny. Very funny. Quite a surprise to me after watching the first two serious, classical ballets. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

16 comments:

Cynthia said...

It sounds like a heavenly birthday present. I love the city and the atmosphere of ballet, Charmaine. May you have many more such creativity feeding events in your life.<3

moxylyn said...

I have never been to the ballet, but I took it for many years as a child and got to perform on stage. I loved it. That and tap dancing.

vicki archer said...

That Nietzsche was a smart guy - to always hear music, now that would be something. xv

Victoria said...

Love those costumes!

Golden West said...

You really had a whirlwind of a birthday trip! Any new info on the possible Italy trip? I've never been, but people I know who have rank Florence right at the top of favorite cities there...

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Nietzsche is so interesting isn't he-so dark, but at the same time he kinda "gets it".

I'd love to see a less serious ballet, I'm sure it makes a huge difference. Glad you enjoyed yourself and as always thanks for playing along!

shiborigirl said...

Ohhhh, I LOVE going to the ballet, and to see a funny one? Even better!

Love your photo here...

Kate

Jeanne said...

Very funny! I love ballet....

Linda Sue said...

Nietzche's quote is wonderful- My adopted sort of daughter is in the dance world- intense and strange, you were lucky to get to see the end production...also, another world is that of the Deaf...the hearing are a strange lot!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Exquisite costuming but you KNOW I'm all about color. :)

A dear friend has a daughter who has danced ballet six days a week, four hours a day for years. She just found out she will be attending Ballet Magnificat during her summer training and is so excited. I wouldn't be surprised to see her as a Prima Ballerina one day. She is a lovely dancer and infinitely graceful. :)

Tina of Pfeiffer Photos said...

A bit of culture on one's birthday is always a good thing! :)

M.Kate said...

A great trip for sure. Havent been to a ballet before..one day :D

A Cuban In London said...

I truly loved this post because I am a fan of dance and theatre photography, especially when the two merge together. I have close to 1,000 images in my screensaver and I love them all. Many thanks for this fantastic picture. Front seats? I shall envy you so much! Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Hey Harriet said...

Serious? I never imagined ballet as being funny.

Hey Harriet said...

I'm not sure if my previous comment worked. It told me 'connection error' or some such thing...

fly tie said...

that was interesting to watch.

*secretly wants to be a ballerina*