What is it about Ballet? Someone once said, ‘men of a certain age love Ballet.’ Is that a little dark I wonder? Does Ballet have a dark side, apart from the eating disorders that it can cause, the loss of childhood for the dedicated, the sex discrimination in pay and of course the physical damage to their bodies – it’s possible there is dark and light in everything, but is it erotic, sexy – dare we say that? I think so because – isn’t it supposed to be – in fact isn’t all dance? Surely that’s the point, take the Tango for instance.
But there is pure side to Ballet- apart from the beauty, the elegance and the sheer technique as I learned when I saw the Nutcracker in recently. Now, there’s not a lot of erotiscm in The Nutcracker – heartwarming fun would be a better description. The Northern Ballet were spectacular in their production and it’s definitely one you should take the kids to see, it’s a Christmas fantasy, it’s sparkly, funny and enchanting.
I’m not a reviewer, you’ve read my travel blog, the death threats from Barcelona continue to arrive at an alarming rate 🙂 So, if you want to know the story follow the link, but surprisingly there weren’t a lot of children there – surprisingly for a matinee and thankfully there was a noted absence of men of a certain age’ in raincoats. 🙂