Ballet fans in Los Angeles have reason to rejoice this weekend. And I am one of them. We have the opportunity to see the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company's production of Giselle. I have never seen "Giselle" or this ballet company before and cannot wait to see what promises to be a magical performance.
This is the North American debut of Royal New Zealand Ballet's "Giselle," a production that is being hailed as historic and has even been made into a 2013 feature film, selected for screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. I did a little research into this ballet and discovered that "Giselle" is one of the oldest surviving ballets still in the international repertory. It was first staged in Paris in 1841 and is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic of the classic ballets. I am already swooning...
Going to a ballet performance is one of my favorite things to do. I love the the moment when the curtain goes up and we are transported into this world of music, dancing, and wonder. The ballet has that power to enchant, inspire and take us away from the everyday. I leave the theater feeling enriched and in awe of the power of dance. This should be a very special weekend for those of us who love ballet!
If you live in Los Angeles and want to go to a performance this weekend, click here to get tickets. I would love to know if you are a ballet fan. And if so, what are your favorites?
Wishing you a lovely weekend!