Wednesday, February 24, 2010

sf ballet: take one

i got a mini version of season tickets to the san francisco ballet with three friends. we "splurged" for good seats, and i'm glad we did...third row! basically we paid a few dollars extra to be down on the floor and go to five ballets during the 2010 season. i'm assuming it's a way for them to fill up the seats. and i love it!
we went for the first time on february 9th. so fun to catch up with dyan. cheryl is a hoot. katie couldn't make it so shayla took her place. the company did 3 numbers:

opus 19/the dreamer was okay. it was the san francisco ballet company, so really it was more than okay, but it wasn't my favorite of the night. and the lead male's leotard was waaaaay too tight to boot.

ghosts was incredible. i loved the choreography and i've definitely picked some favorite leads to watch for in upcoming performances. i'm not usually a fan of super modern choreography, but i really loved it in this piece.

company b was set to music from the andrews sisters. they were dressed up in 1940s garb, hair and all. it was just fun. plus, i'm a nerd and love the andrews sisters music, anyway. i was totally mouthing the words to 'boogie woogie bugle boy' and remembering sweet, sweet moves from my high school years in highlites. i'm so cool.

all in all, a great night. can't wait for the next four shows!!


Karen Hauley said...

It makes me smile that you love the ballet. I thought for sure the Russian, hard-core instructor at Christensen Centre would have turned you off completely. What a fun excape for you.

Kirstin said...

I went to high school with Dyan. Funny. You look beautiful and I am glad you got to have a girls night.