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Ballet 422, for a slightly melancholic evening of reflecting on the nature of art. Plus gusset-flashing.

I watched Ballet 422 the other day, You know, the one where the camera follows Justin Peck around while he creates the 422nd new work for the New York City Ballet. Mr. Adult Beginner was in the room, but mostly not … Continue reading

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Ridiculous eyes and elastic hearts

You know how when you give someone a gift, once you give it to them it’s theirs? It belongs to them? As in, you have given it completely, you no longer have ownership over it, you can’t get all butt … Continue reading

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PTDC at LA’s MC

Went to see Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Music Center last weekend. (A friend gave me tickets because I am the luckiest) All I knew going in is that Paul Taylor is one of the big names of American … Continue reading

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Fun Timez at The Music Center

The Adult Beginner has been to see ballet at the Music Center a few times now, Bright Stream, some Millepied, the Scottish Ballet, and I don’t know if I just never noticed before or if this is a new thing … Continue reading

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Giselle

Ok let’s talk about Giselle. It was not what I expected. But first, before I explain that, here is pretty much what happens in Giselle in case you’ve never seen it before either: There’s this guy named Albrecht who is … Continue reading

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This is what happens when you don’t read the plot synopsis

I didn’t read the plot synopsis before the show started. I mean, I totally know what happens in Giselle, who cares if I’ve never actually seen it before, I can totes figure it out, right? Way more fun to people-watch … Continue reading

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Philosophical yogurt discussion and indulging in Giselles plural.

Mr. Adult beginner and I were grocery shopping this morning, (The boy too, he was riding in the cart and pointing at things) and I was telling Mr. Adult Beginner about this Important Question Regarding Yogurt: Get the cream-top style, … Continue reading

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