I’ve never posted about anything like this before, because the only culture I usually get is this sort:
But last night I went (check me out) to the ballet. A friend and I had been saying we wanted to go when I saw that the Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Swan Lake was coming to the town where I work – and there were press tickets available 🙂
We both felt a bit out of place in the audience, full of mainly older people, especially when we both had a silent childish snigger at the male dancers’ costumes, and at first I actually thought I was so uncultured I was going to be bored.
But it was beautiful. The last act was especially good (although they made it a happy ending, what was all that about?!) and the lead ballerina, playing Odette and Odile, was stunning.
And talking of stunning, check out this video of Maya Plisetskaya dancing the Dying Swan – at the age of 61.
She just is a swan… beautiful.
And talking of lakes, and therefore water:
That drought’s still going strong 🙂