Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Advice on the first frost in Dorset

Advice on first frost in Dorset

Clean the chimneys and light the fires.
Feed the animals and family.
Snuggle in with a bedfellow,
Sooner rather than later.


But stop a moment, before all that, go and see The Snow Queen.
A few weeks ago before I was distracted in London, my wife was given two tickets for the Ballet as a special birthday present.

The Snow Queen is Michael Corder's third new work for English National Ballet. Using one of Conrad’s emphatic words “bloody” good it was too.

Things I applauded:

  • The standard of dancing

  • The costumes

  • The set, lighting and visual effects

  • The music arranged by Julian Philips from various sources by Prokofiev

  • a great orchestra.

No detailed analysis, just go to see and hear it.

I recommend you choose a seat where you can look down on the stage. The reason will become evident if you do, you will miss something if you ignore this advice!

Great night out for all ages.

Next post will be in defence of Millais after I have been to see it Conrad.

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Blogger Marly Youmans said...

Ah, I missed your night out with the Snow Queen. Be careful!

Hope you have a wonderful 2008, Robert.

9:42 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

And to you too Marley.

5:56 pm  
Blogger Marly Youmans said...

What happened to the Millais? You are busy, no doubt!

11:20 pm  
Blogger Susanna said...

Beautiful pictures!

very cool

4:28 am  

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