After our first day in Russia was topped off with a trip to the Ballet.. Now I am not usually a fan of Opera or the Ballet, but really when given the opportunity to watch one of the most iconic Russian ballets (by Tchaikovsky nonetheless) in its birth place you can’t pass that up!
I have seen ballet productions before and honestly I can really appreciate the art form, I mean it must take years and years to be able to master the complicated steps and engaging performance. I have nothing but respect for this incredible art form.
The ballet hall was a little smaller than I expected, and in all honesty the first few minutes were a little dull… But as the music filled the room and the story really took shape – I was completely lost and engrossed in the music and the incredible movement.
My interest really did surprise me, but when the swan dance came on, I suddenly released I was hooked and completely tuned into the ballet and music itself.
Interestingly enough the finale changed from the traditional ending, which was a shock to us all in the audience, but we found out this was synonymous with Russian productions. What a treat!
What a great Wandering Memory – The most famous Russian ballet, seen in Russia itself! Brilliant…