|Photo Source: Joffrey Ballet|
Everyone is so casual here but I actually think that this is the one time I didn't see anyone wearing jeans. The wide sweeping lobby with the rich carpeting. The tuxedoed ticket takers and the plush red seating. That's before you even get to the dancers who are perfection and beauty in motion. There is something about those gorgeous pink toe shoes...it's just beautiful. There were three pieces all performed by the Joffrey Ballet Company and two intermissions. Mj kept asking if it was over yet but I was captivated by the music and the exquisite dancing. They make it look so easy but having taken ballet myself I know how hard it is. Every arm placement and every leg movement must be precise. Those tiny little flutter like frappe's are quick and small but when done badly (like I did) they look awful! It takes so much control and flexibility. It was nothing like the Nutcracker. It was very lyrical and a whole lot less stiff and structured from the music to the costumes and backgrounds. There were no tutus in sight and one entire piece was done without pointe shoes. It was cool to see something different and I really enjoyed it even if Mj just tolerated it. We've done baseball games and football games. It's about time we gave some attention to the arts! But at $75 per ticket even I wouldn't have wanted to pay that much so I'm glad it was comped. It was a great date night and as far as I'm concerned everything really is beautiful at the ballet.