Friday, January 28, 2011

SF Ballet Dress Rehearsal: Giselle

As G would say, "oh my, oh my, oh dinosaurs!" What a treat - generous friends invited us to join them in box seats at the SF Ballet's dress rehearsal of Giselle. It was pure magic and so special to get this behind-the-scenes chance to see such beauty and grace in action. We could at times hear the conductor's voice (when does that happen normally?) and at one point, a dancer came out WITHOUT his costume, again reminding us that this was a very special work in progress. These very slight "imperfections" made the experience more real, helped us to appreciate what goes into a production of this caliber, and we had a fabulous time.

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