A friend had an extra ticket, so she went to see Balanchine’s A Midsummer night’s Dream, with Mendelssohn’s music. There weren’t any spare tickets for her parents, so we’re home tonight.
A Broadway plat two weeks ago, now this. She’s getting exposed to Culture.
When she was little, she put on a production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream using her puppets and a stage she made out of a cardboard box. I photocopied my Classics Illustrated comic version of it to give her a nicely abridged version, and as a guide to the action. But the whole thing was her idea.
I’m curious to hear her reactions. I don’t know how she feels about ballet. I am, myself, handicapped in this regard. Other people are color-blind or tone-deaf. I am ballet-unappreciative. I could sit through unabridged Shakespeare or Wagnerian opera, but ballet leaves me cold.