If you have'nt ever been, and are anxious to attend the latest showing in your town or are planning to go, or may even dread the thought take heart.
|Swans Black and White|
Photo from Orlando Ballet Company
If you think because it is geared for families or if it's going to be a screaming fit of unruly shrunken people, well, I can't promise that. The crowd I was sitting near were good little lads and lassies. It was just enough time to keep their attention without the painful writhing in their seats driving their neighbors bonkers.
|Prima Ballerina made up for the|
|ballerina street shoes|
When you recognize someone on stage because you've seen them up close and hear them on a street level it makes a huge difference.
I was silently rooting for them comfortably in my seat. I was in awe of their talent, the strength it took to pirouette without falling down or throwing up like I would have done is amazing.
It takes a real man to don tights quite like those who I witnessed on stage. I'll just leave it at that. Just know I'm smiling.
And speaking of men from the show, I was extremely impressed with their jumps, they made it look so easy, so effortless, their muscles were at attention working overtime to "fly that high". Their rehearsal hours are not for the faint of heart, every day for both sexes. The ladies dancing on toes left me rubbing my own at the though of what they endure for their art. Amazing.
|Orlando Ballet Company|
If you haven't been to see your local ballet companies latest production, they need your support, all ballet is not like the Nutcracker, it has turned a contemporary corner, maybe you could try to look at it as if you're attending a football game or a soccer match.
Stop laughing, I really mean it.
Can you imagine what those dancers could teach those athletes?