Posted 03 April 2003 - 12:54 AM
I can count on one finger the times I've seen ballet live as I grew up in a rural area. Mostly just the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and once the Royal Ballet when I was in London (age nine). None of the performances were classical but I have quite a few picture books showing Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, etc. My favorite pictures are the ones that show the corps. I especially love scenes with the blue-ish/black lighting on white costumes. Their synchronized legs and arms in that lighting just makes my brain happpy! I think I've distinguished from my reading that Swan Lake (favorite) and the snow scenes from Nutcracker are like this..anyway, going off track here. Umm, my question is, who in North America has the best Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Giselle? I'm older now and can afford to travel to see the ballet and I think it's high time I started! Are there any other ballets that have great, otherworldly corps scenes that I should check out? Thanks in advance!