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    Default Yesterday was my first live ballet concert

    I saw ballet west doing The Nutcracker yesterday with my wife on a date. Awesome and enjoyed it. My first ballet ever seen live

    Still more used to opera and orchestra however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertfallickwang View Post
    I saw ballet west doing The Nutcracker yesterday with my wife on a date. Awesome and enjoyed it. My first ballet ever seen live

    Still more used to opera and orchestra however.
    Well, it is about the best introduction to musical dance theater anyone could have, so I'm very pleased you went... as it seems you were :-)

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    Swan Lake next time!

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    That's great so glad you enjoyed yourself

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    Try also Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, if you have the opportunity. I'm not big into ballet either, but the Prokofiev is unreal!!
    Last edited by hpowders; Dec-29-2014 at 19:52.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dufay View Post
    Swan Lake next time!
    Yep that is the next ballet in the Ballet West season .

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    Probably couldn't have picked a better ballet with which to break the ice....or crack the nut.
    Last edited by nightscape; Dec-30-2014 at 04:02.

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    Thanks I actually picked up the Nutcracker recording as done at the Kirov by Gergiev. Supposed to be rather awesome .

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    The other Tchaikovsky ballet I would strongly recommend is Sleeping Beauty.\

    I strongly second HPowder's recommend of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, score and staging very effective.

    If you are anywhere near when the Joffrey Ballet is on tour, and performing the historic reproduction of Stravinsky's Petrushka I would say that is worth saving up for tickets, even planning a trip including an overnight hotel if necessary, to see... it is that good.

    I've also immensely enjoyed works as presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with its solid roots in classical ballet technique, but in another vein than classical ballet. The company has been around for decades, and now have some of their own works which have become classics of the repertoire.
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    ------- duplicate, sorry --------
    Last edited by PetrB; Dec-30-2014 at 14:26.

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    Sucks that I missed Ballet West doing Rite of Spring I think 2 years ago :\ I really want to see a Stravinsky ballet badly.

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