On Saturday night, I was reluctantly dragged to Queensland Ballet's 'Tales of the Unexpected'. After having to watch the Australian Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet' in Brisbane, I thought I was going to be in for one long, boring night.
I was wrong
Tales of the Unexpected was fantastic and wasn't boring at all. It was very contemporary and all the mimed sex/violence scenes literally kept me on the edge of my seat.
I might even consider watching more in the future, as long as they're not classical. I cannot begin to understand what the heck they're doing on stage sometimes in a classical ballet.
I always thought it slightly odd that back in the '80's (OK, issues have changed perspectives now) people would rave about Michael Jackson's dancing but sneer at ballet. Ballet is wonderful, evocative, athletically impressive and set to marvellous music.
Of course, sometimes people don't like it, that's allowed, but often they've never been, and so just show how narrowminded they are.
I think it's very sad. Maybe one day we'll get past the "it's gay" thing.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.