Ballet and Death and Sex and Romance

It was a sound performance with a lot of great dancing and choreography that made me think, and for that I am grateful.

Achariya: Jen and I had the opportunity to see the Orlando Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, and also to attend the 2018-2019 season launch this past weekend. It was lovely to take part in the community’s enthusiasm for ballet, and to be there to hear the incredibly charming Mr. Robert Hill, Orlando Ballet’s Artistic Director, announce his 10th anniversary season lineup.

The lineup is (drumroll):

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The Best of Both Worlds – Ballet and Black History Month

Today, Achariya and I are going to see Romeo and Juliet performed by the Orlando Ballet. We interviewed Artistic Director Robert Hill and principle dancer Chiaki Yasukawa a few weeks ago and you can read the whole interview here. 

It goes without saying we are BEYOND excited!

To honor both the ballet and Black History month, please check out this trailer for Misty Copeland’s documentary, A Ballerina’s Tale, available on Netflix.

And if you’re already familiar with Misty, here is a video showcasing some more up and coming ballerinas of color.