Yes, the Ballet.
I know, there are many people who consider the Ballet boring, yet there is a reason to be excited about this weekend showing of Expressions: Romance at the Ballet.
For one, the Ballet Des Moines is a unique aspect to our great city. Their focus is to enrich lives and inspire young dancers. They do this by hosting an annual showing of The Nutcracker, which features 250 local dancers ranging from young children to more established dancers. They also have educational classes throughout the year to focus on teaching the art form. The fact that our children have an opportunity to learn ballet is pretty fantastic, especially with schools cutting back on music and basically anything that has to do with cultural expression, teaching students the art and history of Ballet is a great thing.
For two, this weekend showing will feature professional dancers from around the globe who have trained in the art of Ballet for most of their lives. Their performances will be some of the best artistic expression by skilled professionals around. If Ballet is not your thing, I hope you can at least respect the art form and all the hard work these dancers put into each performance.
Expressions: Romance at the Ballet tells the story of Giselle and her love experiences with Albrecht. This weekends showings will be at Hoyt Sherman Place, a place I have not been to yet, on Friday and Saturday at 7pm.
I am not going to lie, I have never been to a Ballet before, but I also have never been engaged to a former Ballerina before either. I am going to Friday’s showing with my Fiancé Jamie, who I am sure will do her best to educate me about some of the nuances of the art form. I assume I am going to enjoy the show, at the very least I know Jamie will, and that is all I need.