Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Day at the Ballet

Last week Chloe and I spent our Friday afternoon at the ballet with friends.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's rendition of Cinderella has greatly inspired our Chloe, and she's been twirling through the house in all manner of tutus and princess regalia ever since.

Especially fantastic was the orchestra! The Nutcracker Ballet is danced to a prerecorded soundtrack, so this was the girls' first time seeing a ballet danced to the music of a live orchestra. All of the girls are beginning music lessons of one sort or another, and it was really cool to be able to show them the top musicians in their city as they rehearsed before the show. With enough practice, some day they could be in the pit!

They watched, transfixed.

Getting to be a little girl at the ballet is a pretty awesome experience.

Getting to see it through the eyes of those little girls is even better.

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