Monday, November 26, 2012

Night at The Nutcracker

We practically bought up a whole section of the beautiful Star Theater, so we could all enjoy Bambi's much anticipated performance in The Nutcracker. Besides us Bird House folks, Holly, Izzy, and Ruth came, too. It was a treat meeting and waiting for the curtain to open, watching for our favorite ballerina.

It seems like she has been rehearsing nonstop, and I know she's ready for a dance rest, but it was plain to see that she loves dancing. No photography during the performance, so you'll just have to take my word for it: Bambi was really lovely, dancing the Chinese. Her own experience and talent, shone through, and she had a line up of adorable ballet beginners in tow.

Bambi also danced in the snow scenes... would that make her like a snowflake, or a snow fairy? Whichever it was, she looked, top to toes, graceful and poised. Oh, and she danced the waltz, too. It was all so pretty! You can see how proud her mom is.

Alex brought his girlfriend flowers. Here she is with her mom and dad. They've been supporting her dancing for twelve years. And they have good reason to feel proud.


I love how dear they are together... a couple that brings out the best qualities in each other.

Well, with Thanksgiving behind us, and a magical night with family together enjoying music and dance, out on the town... looks like the holidays are shining brightly already!


Jenny said...

Ballerinas are among the loveliest of all people, I think. All arms and legs and grace. They always make me a little teary.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

What a lovely treat. Bambi is certainly a beautiful girl, and obviously talented as well. She and Alex look like they belong together.

Janece said...

Beautiful! Wish we could have been there! What a treat - and it would be been so fun to support and cheer on Bambi!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I wanted to say something just like this, Jenny... but it kept sounding a little too sentimental. Now, you've said it, I agree heartily. I was misty eyed and awestruck... those lovely dancers, and all the fluttering grace and beauty. It was wonderful.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

She is very talented. I have such a new-found respect for the work behind all that spinning and tip-toeing about... hard, hard work! And we agree... we like seeing her hair up, so we see more of her lovely face!
Is it too plotting of me to agree... they do look like they belong together? It's lovely to see my own child in love.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

There's a spring recital, too, Janece!
We won't miss it.

judy in ky said...

What an adorable couple. I love them.