Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Nutcracker

We saw The Nutcracker last night!

Our pastor, a wonderful man, treated my oldest daughter and myself to the ballet (the younger daughter didn't care to attend - she's not a ballet nut like I am).

From my earliest days I've loved ballet. I danced from the age of 16 until we moved to Oregon in 1992, when there weren't any quasi-professional dance studios to attend. But while I lived in Sacramento I danced with the feeder company to the Sacramento Ballet and danced in The Nutcracker many times. That was many years (and many pounds!) ago.

I haven't seen a good performance since we left California in 1992, so this rendition of the Christmas classic by Ballet Memphis was outstanding. Beautifully staged, well-choreographed, the dancing was clean and tight, a true pleasure to watch.

Thank you, pastor, for such a wonderful evening!

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