This week my friend took me to watch The Royal Ballet perform in none other than the Royal Opera House. They performed a triple bill with classical and contemporary pieces, called Obsidian Tear by Wayne McGregor, Marguerite and Armand by Frederick Ashton, and Elite Syncopations by sir Kenneth MacMillan.
It was very refreshing to watch another ballet company perform, seeing the dancers kill it onstage, and see the orchestra from the top, it definitely inspires you and gives you fuel when you come into the studio the next day!
Everyone involved in the program was spectacular, but for me, the highlight of the night was watching my all-time favourite ballerina, friend and inspiration, Marianela Núñez, perform live. She and her partner, Vadim Muntagirov, were stunning and gave me ALL the feels in Marguerite and Armand.
The other two pieces were contrasting each other. I found the first piece, Obsidian Tear, a bit confusing but still interesting, dare I say it reminded me of Rite of Spring. Elite Syncopations is a comedy style ballet that is very enjoyable and hilarious to watch!
What did I wear you ask? I kept it simple and stylish in a Sandro top and a Zara pleated skirt, along with my new favourite shoes, the platform oxfords from Seven!
I encourage you to go and watch a ballet if you have the chance, it’s a truly wonderful experience, you get to detach from the real world, immerse yourself in the art form, and you feel ultra cultured as you leave the theatre.
Until next time,