Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center

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Did you grow up loving the ballet?  I did.  As a teenager, my idea of a dream date would have likely entailed meeting up with a handsome someone at a fancy place for drinks and dinner, and then going to a ballet.  Last week the Mister and I went on just such a date, and it was about as dreamy as could be.

We had reservations straight after work for cocktails and dinner in Foggy Bottom, then hopped over to the Kennedy Center to see the Mariinsky Ballet (formerly Kirov Ballet) perform Swan Lake.  The Kennedy Center is gorgeous with all its grand halls, glittering chandeliers, and views over the Potomac.  But the grandeur of the building was no match for the romance and beauty of the flock of ballerinas on stage, all lined up in their feathered headpieces and white tutus angled just so.  I must have sighed in happiness a dozen times during the performance and dozen more during the cab ride home.

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Hall of Nations

Hall of Nations

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Playbill and tickets

Playbill and tickets

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Hey, handsome

Hey, handsome

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5 Comments on “Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center

    • Mine doesn’t love it either, but considering how many baseball games I go to, it’s only fair :) It also helped to encourage him to look at the male dancers like athletes. Look at how many movements they do in one single leap. Pay attention to how high they jump and how many times in a row. Count the number of spins they do without putting another foot down. After that he was much more into it.

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