Off to the big city yesterday to attend the dress rehearsal for the ballet.
We had a great dinner with colleagues at Jules Bistro which accomodated a growing reservation list of the wardobe department with good grace. Not everyone came but there were still 25 of us at dinner, apologies to the other restaurant patrons because we were loud!
It was great to see a ballet again!
I am always amazed at the range of movement and physicality that these dancers have and the way they make those movements seem so natural and easy on stage.
The thrust stage that I am used to seeing performance on is so intimate and close compared to the proscenium stage that this ballet is presented on. I had forgotten what the scale of these pieces are like.
I am including a link here to a set of promotional videos about the process of this ballet, from set building to sword fighting to the ballet's costume shop.