Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Elsa's First Nutcracker

On December 20 I took Elsa and her sisters to the Nutcracker Ballet. It was Elsa's first ballet, so of course she received her very own tiny nutcracker doll. It was an enchanting performance and a magical evening for us all. It made me think of my first Nutcracker Ballet...I was almost six, Oma and Opa took Missy and I to Gammage to watch the matinee performance by Ballet West. I was so swept away by it that it began a lifelong love of ballet. I can remember dancing down the stairs outside the theatre that afternoon, and for years afterward dreaming of becoming a ballerina. Although it is a dream left unfulfilled, it did awake within me a sense of beauty and appreciation of the cultural arts that has enriched my life. That appreciation is what I hope to pass on to my own children...

1 comment:

Ros said...

Whose performance did you see? I haven't ever come down off of Ballet West's interpretation of the Nutcracker. I would love to see a dreamy Nutcracker again. I totally relate to the magic of ballet and the desire to be a ballerina. That dream will be always in my heart, at least. Thanks for sharing. =)