Sunday, May 05, 2013
We have never seen a professional ballet before and didn't quite know what to expect. We had never seen this version of Cinderella before. This is not the Disney version. It is based on the Brothers Grimm and Perrault Fairy Tales. The staging was complex and delightful. Sometimes there was so much going on that watching one part of the scene I know I missed other things. For instance, the dances of the Spirits around the tree when Cinderella was being transformed. The scene started small with strange mysterious characters and built to a climax of Cinderella dressed for the ball with a flowing train flying in the wind atop of a carriage represented by the fates who accompany her through out the piece. I told you it wasn't Disney.
This was a spectacular version the set designs, transitions between scenes, costumes and effects were astonishing. The dancing was not just graceful and beautiful but a part of the story. There was also some comic moments in the dancing and the story which was a surprise and added to the story line. The music composed by Sergei Prokofiev was beautiful and dark and performed wonderfully by the Orchestra.
When we left after the show we walked down the street with the crowd that had been at the ballet an odd mix of casual and formal sneakers and dressing shoes. By then the wind had picked up if we had Cinderella dresses we would have been spectacular, too. Rode BART home and stopped for dinner at Arby's.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Posted by Beachcomber at 10:57 PM
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The salvage crew spent the night waiting for the tide to come in so they could tow the boat out to sea. Finally around 12:30am the tide came in and the tugboat was able to tow the boat to the boat docks. It took the tugboat 4 hours to tow the boat. There was some damage to the boat and the inside of the boat was trashed. The crew had a party in there with beer and pizza. Obviously they didn't know how anything about sailing.
Posted by Beachcomber at 4:37 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2013
My son and his team mates had a good basketball game today. It was very exciting and heart stopping game. Our team led 2-0 in the first quarter then they tied it up. It was tied for a while then they pulled ahead of us. In the last quarter we can back strong and won the game 23-14. It was close for the longest time. My son made 6 baskets. They all played a good game. We are now 5-1. This team was evenly matched with our boys. We are playing a double header with them so we get to play them again tomorrow.
Posted by Beachcomber at 7:39 PM