The nice thing about having seasons tickets to the Kennedy Center's ballet season is that they make taking a ballet break so much easier. No need to think about buying tickets or coordinating with friends while also juggling work -- or in tonight's case -- packing. Instead, the tickets have been sitting on my counter since last fall.
Around 6:00pm I set aside whatever stack of things I was packing, made myself presentable enough to appear in public, and drove in to meet Amy at the Kennedy Center for the American Ballet Theatre's performance of Don Quixote.
|We saw different dancers tonight. They were amazing and beautiful and |
repeatedly defied the laws of gravity.
It was my first time seeing this ballet, and it was really lovely. Just enough of a Don Quixote plot to justify lots of flouncy Spanish dresses and an Iberian flavor to the music, but otherwise just a great excuse for beautiful people to dance. It was a great way to decompress from an otherwise tedious day.
|Hall of Nations|
|Random giant head -- part of a temporary exhibition|