So we went down to my old stomping grounds. First I hadn't been down there since the holidays and some big things had happened since then. The city decided to put sidewalks in and so they tore down 4 HUGE trees in front of my parents house. They have left a mess and haven't started the sidewalks yet so it is very strange to drive up to my old home and see. After the initial shock the boys took off to the ice cream parlor before heading to the golf store. Us girls headed to the ballet. I have been to my fair share of ballets, most at the Hult, but this one was special. And it did not let me down. But here I must say I let you all down. I forgot my camera back at my moms house. So no pictures. Okay, that aside, I loved the way they did Peter Pan! I even found myself crying a few times. It was beautiful. The costumes were awesome, the ballerinas were superb, but it was more then that.
Two of the ballerinas spoke before the ballet started. The first young lady spoke of how the are arts suffering across the US. When people don't have money going to a ballet is a luxury. Then the young man spoke of seeing Peter Pan when he was 4 and wanting to be the crocodile as a child, that night he was playing the crocodile. Hearing all this I could not help but crying when watching my daughter captivated when Tinkerbell opened the armoire and came out, or when the crocidile started to tick tock. Or when the kids around us would ask to take ballet lessons or ask if the crocodile was real! I do not want children to lose chances to see ballets, plays, operas. It is sad really.
Anyway, I loved this ballet. It is my favorite I have seen to date. I could have gone and seen it again. Tinkerbell was really good at letting us know exactly what she was feeling with her facials and body movements. One part I loved was when Tinkerbell was ratting out Wendy to Captain Hook and they used shadows on a large backdrop. It was really really beautiful.
The weird thing was they used music that was a bit strange. Not music I would have chosen but it worked. It was kind of alienish/new age/lullabyish. I don't know what it was but my mom and Alicia really enjoyed the music an I felt it made the ballet more modern.
After the ballet we went back to my parents for dinner and an Easter egg hunt. It was a really nice day.