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2005/08/04 08:25:50 (permalink)
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First time at the ballet

Was taken to the ballet last night to see "les liaisons dangereuses"....i would thoroughly recomend this sort of night out to anyone who enjoys seeing the human form pushed to its physical limits....im in awe of the time it would take to co-ordinate and coreograph such a production.I had a lot of pre-conceptions about going but they was fairly well disposed of by the interval...for those that contemplate going remember that drinks have to be bought before the first act and then there ready when you come out at the interval as theres no drinking in the theatre.
Ive always watch the ballet and contemporary dance on CH4 etc and always promised myself id go, but i suppose my preconceptions held me back...and i doubt i wouldve gone without a guiding hand of experience, but i would go again on my own motivation as its a great "safe" night out and something thats a bit bit different to the ussual "pubs and clubs" type scene.
Has anyone else on this board been..if so what did you see and where...oh and i saw sue pollard who was the most colourful there (true to form) and made the most noise at the end.

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    Yib
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 08:29:09 (permalink)
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    yeah, ballet is difficult...I did it for a couple years. Haven't seen a proper pro show live though...not yet.

    The film dangerous liaisons is good too

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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 08:38:16 (permalink)
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    I got taken to see a ballet - Swan Lake - when I was a kid and I thought it was really good. I'd love to go again now you've mentioned it. Think I'd have to go on my own though - most people I know wouldn't even entertain the idea.
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 08:47:03 (permalink)
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    I saw "Fosse" when I was in New York. It was good, very enjoyable to watch.

    I've seen other smaller shows too which were ok.

    Seeing a big show is something that yeah I'd definately like to repeat. I'll take a girlie friend to see a show sometime I guess.
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 09:52:54 (permalink)
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    My wife is a fan and I have been several times ( Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake) at the ROH - I have to agree with you Steff I found the whole thing fascinating

    where did you see les liaisons dangereuses?
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 11:38:20 (permalink)
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    How come all the blokes who do it have knackers the size of melons?? Does lifting birds up in the air make them grow or something ?

    If so, my missus could find herself very near the ceiling in the near future.
    post edited by vikingraider1 - 2005/08/04 11:39:15
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    S_T_E_F
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 15:31:30 (permalink)
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    Vikingraider.....probably cause they dont juice to acheive their lifts (either that or plenty supply of HCG).
    Sir Trouser-Ruffles....i saw it at sadlers wells...well impressed with the theatre set out and the way all the lighting and scenes were put together...they had a rain scene with a water screen at the back cascading...very impressive.
    Gonna go more often and i wanna see some of the more contemporary stuff...i saw this one on CH4 and it was all to techno...now that would be awsome live huh

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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 15:33:39 (permalink)
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    slightly off topic, but my gf took me to the opera a couple of months ago and I loved it. Would go again anytime.
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 15:38:24 (permalink)
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    Well this had a few scenes with operatic appearance in...quite impressive but i wouldnt sit through a whole night of it....this ballet was pretty hardcore loads of adultery, rape and double suicide at the end...the rape scene was just awsome...at one point the girl was thrown in such a way i thought omg hes really hurt her...i was totally sucked in for a min, it was that impressive.

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    windymill
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 15:41:22 (permalink)
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    sounds better than the opera then!
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 18:34:08 (permalink)
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    Ballet is wonderful. It is amazing how physically fit you have to be to do it well.

    There are quite a few alternatives to pubs and clubs in my estimation for a really nice evening out.

    That would make a good thread wouldn't it?? "Alternatives to pubs and clubs for a night out."

    Beauty is a habit of the mind.
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 18:58:27 (permalink)
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    the final scene in billy elliot was very moving - it sums up what ballet is about, not just grace and tippytoes but power,balance and strength

    and really tight kegs

     
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 19:01:58 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: vikingraider1
    How come all the blokes who do it have knackers the size of melons?? Does lifting birds up in the air make them grow or something ?

    If so, my missus could find herself very near the ceiling in the near future.

    They wear a jockstrap mate!
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    nickpellatt
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 19:15:04 (permalink)
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    I saw Jekyyl and Hyde by the northern theatre ballet co a few years ago....took my girl at the time as a suprise cos she was/is a dancer.and I think I enjoyed it more than she did.

    Not been since as I only seem to see traditional ballet touring my town....I prefer something more contemporary.....but was suprised but how good it is when I did go
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 21:52:18 (permalink)
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    I one saw Ballet Rambert as a kid and it was fabulous. Not something I think I could ever persuade hubbie to go to though.
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 23:13:16 (permalink)
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    Gotta say - I find the fact that a Ballet thread has gotten this far on MT to be pretty damn surreal...

    But keep up the good work.


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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 23:14:55 (permalink)
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    LOL, certainly would make a great posing routine
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/04 23:44:50 (permalink)
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    I have seen a couple of ballets and I can't effin stand them! I don't buy all this cultered crap. Sure there's some talent there, but it's so beedin' boring!! I'd much rather watch a film
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    RE: First time at the ballet 2005/08/05 00:23:37 (permalink)
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    This is a still from the show...they actaully hold this for quite a while...makes the "plank" look like a walk in the park

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