February 23, 2015

The New York City Ballet

The one and only time I had been to the ballet was during college and it was an amazing experience. I remember thinking I wanted to go at least once a year. Clearly that didn't happen but I was really happy that I finally went again this past weekend. I went with my cousin Jackie and we saw Romeo + Juliet at Lincoln Center. It was SO beautiful! It definitely helped to know the story because I knew exactly what each scene meant. I was just in awe of these dancers the entire time. Their grace and strength. My favorite scenes were the ones where Romeo and Juliet danced together, especially the balcony one. I know the ballet isn't for everyone but I seriously urge you to go at least once. 

Here are some pictures from our day! 

Breakfast at The Smith Restaurant. It's right across from Lincoln Center and surprisingly not that badly priced. The food was great though. We got steak & eggs (which came with a mac & cheese fritter that I devoured) and donuts. I would go here again for sure. 

Making our way towards Lincoln Center!

At the David H. Koch Theater where the show was held. There was also this Dustin Yellin exhibit that featured beautiful sculptures in various dance poses. 

More of his art! These were my faves (plus the one I took a picture with above). 

On the left is another interesting sculpture they had and on the right is a view of the actual theatre. I managed to snap this pic before someone told me no photography allowed. 

If any of you have ever been to the ballet, I'd love to hear about it!
Hope you all had as great of a weekend as I did! 

2 comments:

  1. Romeo and Juliet is one of my FAVORITE ballets (admittedly, I haven't seen as many as I wish I could). Who did you see? If you saw Tiler, what a treat! Anyway, I'm thoroughly jealous, but I hope you had an amazing time. I definitely want to see it again, and this made me want to go again even more! (Also, I always try to sneak a picture before someone can come over and yell at me. ;))

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  2. I'm still quite sad that I missed the chance to see the Romeo & Juliet ballet, but I know it's beautiful! I love going to ballets. I think the entire concept of ballet, and how these dancers tell stories through such graceful, deliberate movements is quite beautiful. And often after seeing a ballet, I will wish that I hadn't given it up at such a young age! Glad you had a good time :)

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