Friday night was incredible. It's rare I'm blown away by a ballet performance, but within the first few moments of the company dancing to The Beatles, I actually leaned over to Mr. Branflake and said, "I. Love. This." I had chills, I was involuntarily smiling from happiness, and I was the awkward, uncultured audience member who hooted and hollered during the applause in between pieces.
I kept thinking in my head, "This is deliciously creative."
Where most contemporary ballet I've seen is boring and trite, this was spot on musical, thought provoking, and literally had me on the edge of my seat. Every step was nuanced, detailed, and thoughtful. Even Mr. Branflake said on the way home the performance added new meaning to the music in "a startling way." For me, it renewed my faith in contemporary ballet and inspired me in the most refreshing way.
Best of all, we can't stop talking about it.
Do you love The Beatles?
What are some of your favorite songs?