Monday, 1 March 2010

glitter and dance

a week ago, a. and i celebrated. not only had i just finished off my first week at work, we also thought we'd take the opportunity and have something of a belated valentine's day. i was taken out to a lovely and very delicious early dinner, before we went to see a fantastic ballet show at the opera. which i thought was just the right occasion to finally wear the most glittery sequined dress i own:

(the picture was taken by my favourite person in the world after we came home.)

"Shoot the Moon" consists of four different modern choreographies by some great choreographers, and they are accompanied by enchanting music. the dance was quite abstract, but somehow came around to transfer an extreme amount of feeling and meaning at the same time. the first choreography felt clean, and maybe most abstract. the dancers seemed to build up relations with each other in different constellations which were not fixed but in constant flux, changing abruptly and coming back slightly differently.

the second one threw you right into the deep mysteries of the world. death. grief. blood. the production felt archaic, and deep with texture. i'm still quite shaken when thinking about it. costumes made of paper. just think. to add sound to your dancing in that way. amazing.

the third dance was a pas de deux which didn't impress me quite as much, even though technically seen it must have been great (i hope to gain more knowledge about these things during the upcoming months.. i feel kind of stupid, working for the opera and knowing so little about opera and ballet). however, the last choreography (called "Shoot the Moon", thus naming the whole show) made it all up to us. it dealt with couples, relationsships, emotions, everyday life, fights that you have, curiosity for other people's lives, how people express themselves. it felt important. it was different to anything i have ever seen before. i wish everyone could see it. i wish i could see it again.

(pictures from here)


PinkBow said...

oh what a lovely evening, very special & you wore the perfect outfit!

Juliane said...

I'm a bit timid when it comes to sequins. I love them, but occasions to wear them are rare. So I'm glad for you, that you had such a beautiful chance. :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dress! And I love the owl necklace, too. *sparkle*

I don't know much about dance, but the performance sounds very interesting. I love the idea of costumes made of paper, that add rustling and swishing noises to the movements of the dancers. But they must be very hard to move in.


Porcelain Blonde said...

Happy Belated V Day! :)

Your dress is so sparkly pretty and I love your owl necklace - so cute and quirky.

What a romantic night...the ballet! I haven't been for ages, I must go soon. Your pics and descriptions of it sound amazing.

<3 xxx

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

Den skulle jag vilja se!
vad fin du var i paljettklänningen!

Bucca said...

oh you look wonderful! so glamorous xx