I know I never write here anymore.
Most of what I do right now revolves around the wedding, so while the wedding blog is busy, this one is suffering.
I hope everyone had a good Valentine’s day. Ben and I are both kind of broke, so we just got each other cards. Ben also cooked me a romantic candlelight dinner that was ready when I got home from work on Thursday. We were going to watch “The Notebook” but it didn’t get here on the day that Blockbuster said it would, so we ended up watching “Aladdin” instead, lol.
Friday night we went to the ballet. We had front and center seats, which was really cool. The Nashville Ballet performed four pieces. The first one, “Octet”, was choreographed by Twyla Tharpe. It was a pretty good modern ballet with four women and four men in nondescript black costumes. Some of the timing was a bit off; it looked like they hadn’t rehearsed it quite as much as the other pieces that were performed.
The second was “Trois Gnossiennes”. First and foremost, the music to this piece was lovely. It was done solely on piano, with the pianist playing at the back of the stage. The ballet consisted of three parts. In the first part, two men and a woman danced in front of a red background. In the second, a man danced in silhoutte against a blue background. This was my favorite part of the entire night, I believe. And in the third, the same woman from the first part danced solo. Her hair was down, which I commented to Ben that I love because it seems to denote despair, since ballet is always so rigid. The entire piece was absolutely beautiful and moving.
The third was based on the legend of Orpheus, though the name of the actual piece escapes me at the moment. It was choreographed by the artistic director of the Nashville Ballet (he also did the Lizzy Borden ballet I saw last year). I really liked the beginning of it, but I thought the ending of it was a little weak, although I’m not entirely certain why.
The final piece was “Rite of Spring”. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It was very primal and a lot different than most ballets that you see.
Afterwards we were going to go by the Melting Pot for cheese and chocolate fondue, but they were only doing their Valentine’s package for $148. Since that was nearly $120 more than I wanted to spend, we went back to the house and ordered pizza instead.