Swan Lake is one of those productions you can enjoy just because it is beautiful and the costumes rival Cirque de Soleil, but there's more to Swan Lake than just a seat in the balcony.
|Waiting for the swans|
In order to dig deeper into the performance, we read a children's book about the origination of the costumes and the five dance movements. The Swan Princess of the English National Ballet impressed us by performing 32 fouette's (toe-top spins) I heard from other students that even doing TWO fouette's is killer, so this dancer was over-the-top with talent.
|This one is my favorite|
|We fell in love with this Degas sculpture|
One big surprise just after the final bows was a full-scale evactuation of the Royal Albert Hall. Someone mentioned a smoke machine, but it really made me want to get as far away from the crowd as possible!