Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Increase the culture evening at the ballet

Since I'm a girl whose best dance moves include smacking my own bum and the running man, I don't know all that much about "real dance." But intrigued by the current show at the Austin Ballet, a few friends and I headed downtown to see it tonight. The studio is intimate and gorgeous and the dancing was really so beautiful. Their bodies are just insane! There were two pieces - Left Unsaid, which was intense and deep, and Songs of Innuendo (why I wanted to go) which was so much fun - featured music from James Brown, Nina Simone, Etta James. So, being a dance ignoramus, let me not even try to comment on that and focus on...the styling. I'll leave the first piece alone since it was kinda ballet-wear(although I still hold that the french twist is out). But, the second piece, which I loved regardless, was disconnected in the styling! The music was sexy - I mean Nina Simone and Etta singing "songs of innuendo?" The styling was a gum-popping, 50's diner worker who's headed to the sock-hop after her dinner shift. It contradicted so starkly with the beautiful music and movements. But that, and the lack of leg room in the seats, were the only disappointing things, otherwise I highly recommend! I believe it goes through this weekend.

Pic from Austin Ballet

Side note: I parallel-parked my car into the TINIEST spot ever. I'M THE BEST PARALLEL PARKER EVER!


Jen April 1, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

the running man totally counts as cultured. also the "sprinkler"...know what i'm talking about?

Saskia April 3, 2009 at 7:56 AM  

I love ballet!! I used to have lessons until I was 18 & i miss it now. The Songs of Innuendo sounds amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Have a great weekend x

Kelly April 3, 2009 at 8:58 AM  

I registered for these at BBB, but I did all my registry there online, not sure if they even sell them in the stores.

jlc April 3, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

Just popped up on your blog and couldn't help but notice our similarities!! Hahah I too am a Yankee who was once transported down south.

I'll be living in Texas temporarily this summer. :)

Cute blog!! I'll have to follow along so I can start planning future date nights with the hubbs.

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