Thursday, April 17, 2014

Don Quixote

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

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