After a brief hiatus, ballet world is back! We started rehearsals for The Sleeping Beauty yesterday. Performances will run Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. You can buy tickets now, hint hint.
Last year, we performed Swan Lake: I loved the end, where all of us swans got to celebrate Rothbart’s death. Next year will be Coppelia: I have to say I’m not quite a fan of that ballet. However, this year’s production has me bouncing off the walls. I adore Sleeping Beauty. The music, especially for the Rose Adagio, is gorgeous.
I had only an hour of rehearsal yesterday: It was nice to sort of ease back into things. I am terribly excited to learn the choreography because I get to dance Miettes-qui-tombent (Falling Breadcrumbs)! MQT is one of the fairies who attends the baby Aurora’s christening. The whole breadcrumb deal makes slightly more sense in the context of the variation and the gift MQT bestows on the princess–generosity. Breadcrumb flicking occurs just after 40 seconds: