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SPECIAL: Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty

This Pick is specially dedicated to Alice.

I would also suggest to others who are a little daunted at the prospect of reading a review about a Ballet, to read my review on Love Actually.

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 this Ballet at my local theatre, The Courtyard, to see the touring Moscow Ballet La Classique (tour dates here). I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous. This would be the first Ballet I have ever seen, so I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting. I would suggest to anyone going to one to buy a programme, which I was wisely advised to do so. Not only do you get a little idea on what you’re about to watch, but it’s a nice memento to keep too.

When we did get to the theatre, I found that we had booked “the best seats in the house”. Up front, level with the stage, the action a mere couple of feet away. I didn’t know whether to feel pleased or daunted, but being fairly tired due to a late night last night, I sat down giving it less thought than I usually would have, and reclined in the refurbished seats to watch my first ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. Continue reading SPECIAL: Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty