Might get to see the Bolshoi ballet next week...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    My mom's cousin is involved with a travel group that works with performers of all kinds. I don't know what his exact title is, but he often personally escorts the star talent of a group, whether it be a dance troupe, an orchestra or symphony, a singer, soloist (he's met the likes of Yoyo Ma, Itzhak Perlman) -- you get the idea.

    He's travelled all over the world and met many amazing people.

    This year he is coming to our area again (he was here two years ago with another dance group) and this time it is with the Bolshoi ballet! :princess:

    They are performing Don Quixote :warrior: , and mom's cousin warned her last summer that she and I should plan to keep our calendar free next week so we could come be his guests at one of the performances!

    I'm waiting to hear we are still on, but excited nonetheless.
  2. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    You will love it. Jana was lucky enough to dance The Nutcracker with a Russian ballet company when she was younger. She also danced with all the local companies, but the Russian dancers were magnificent.
  3. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Oh, that's awesome! Do share pics!
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Oh that's excellent!! I was fortunate to see my only opera in Moscow at the actual theater- and I saw Mikhail Baryshinkov dance here in the states but it was after he was able to do his best ballet- still, it was astounding. This will be an experience you never forget!!
  5. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    I'm so excited for you.....

    EW, how exciting for J to be able to dance with this company. Very cool.

    (Get the feeling I'm drooling a bit at the thought of seeing The Bolshoi ballet? )
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    What fun!
    I saw them yrs ago, in the Twin Cities. You will have a good time.
  7. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    husband and i saw them in Frankfurt, West Germany years back. It was a performance of 'Swan Lake'. I got tix as a special gift for husband as he'd been so into dance as a young man before he went into the Army.

    They were fabulous, and even though we didn't have great seats; we enjoyed the performance tremendously.

    I hope you get to go. You will love it.
  8. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thanks everyone!

    My mom heard from her cousin and we're on! He wants us to pick whichever performance next week and he'll check ticket avaiability -- weekends are usually harder to get, so we'll see if our Saturday evening preference is available... if not and it has to be a weeknight, no biggy -- husband will just try to get home early.

    I'm so excited!!!
  9. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Very cool!
  10. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'm excited for you too! That sounds wonderful!