Eleven years ago, I saw the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Dracula and absolutely adored it--the dancing, the Gustav Mahler score, the costumes and stage sets. So when I heard the RWB was returning to Vancouver with another full-fledged original story ballet, Moulin Rouge, I knew I had to go. I suggested it as a date to the boy and he agreed because he'd never been to a ballet before. Tickets were bought, plans were made, and on Friday night we found ourselves in a packed theatre waiting impatiently for the curtain to rise. The ballet exceeded all of our expectations with its storytelling and beautiful choreography. The film's storyline was rewritten for the ballet so that the story remained fresh while still incorporating many of the elements that fans of Baz Luhrmann's film are familiar with. The boy loved it so much he's curious about the film now. Perhaps a night in with some takeout and a DVD will be our next date?
- Dress (Forever 21)
- Lace tights (Charlotte Russe) worn over teal tights (Gap)
- Booties (DKNY)
- Clutch (Chanel)