Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nutcrackin' Good Time...

To satiate our festive feelings this season, Matt and I went to Colorado Ballet's production of the Nutcracker this last weekend. Matt had yet to have the Nutcracker experience, so it was fun introducing him to something I have such fond memories of as a child. And as you can see from the program, it was an grand production - complete with chest bumps from the malevolent mice.

After years of watching Ballet West perform this, it was fun to see a different interpretation. I turned into a bit of an amateur connoisseur of the thing, pointing out the differences in choreography and costumes. Though I missed a few things from Ballet West, I loved Mother Ginger and the baby bons bons in this one. It was guffaw funny and I laughed probably a little more than was appropriate for a ballet. 

Other highlights of the evening included a walk down lovely Larimer that was lit up with a canopy lights.
 And just the unique pleasure that comes when spending time with such a dapper chap.


Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful evening you had! I love the Nutcracker, and the memories of growing up. I'm glad you got to have that experience! AND... your hair is getting so long! It looks great!!!

Rachel. said...

your face holding that program is priceless. and I like matt's bow tie.