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The costumes

The costumes in a professional ballet are absolutely breathtaking. It doesn't matter what ballet it is, whether it's Swan Lake (just take a look at what Natalie Portman sported, after all) or The Nutcracker. The costumes are decadent and stylish and gorgeous, and their dramatic factor helps make the show absolutely incredible.

The music

Music is, of course, hugely important in the ballet, and it is as beautiful as you would thus imagine. The music in the ballet for Faust tells the story along with the dancers, so you feel like you are making a Faustian pact yourself. The music for The Sleeping Beauty, from the Lilac Fairy to Puss in Boots to Rose Adagio, makes you think of fairy tales and happy endings. It's soaring and soul searing and amazing.

The magic

Some of the most famous ballets are based on fairy tales. The Sleeping Beauty is one, Peter Pan has been turned into a phenomenal ballet, Coppelia is all about magic. Just about every ballet has magic somewhere in it, and when you're watching the performance, you feel that magic. It's incredible. That, too, makes you feel like part of the story.

The passion

Dedication like that takes passion, and talent like that manifests passion. When you see two dancers together, performing opposite each other, you don't doubt that they're crazy about each other and in love with the dance. It just is. It's a fact of life, something you can't possibly doubt.

The choreography

Every ballet is different. Each one is unique. Even if you see the same ballet with a different company, something about the choreography will be changed because each ballerina and danseur seeks to make their parts their own in some way. It makes for a unique and one of a kind experience every time you see a new performance.

 

Success stories

Polly Cole Nelson

Apr 21 at 03:47 am
Jeremy and I took Jaida to see Romeo and Juliet with Denver Ballet.

Iga Maciejewska

Apr 30 at 00:33 am
Swan Lake performed by a Russian ballet troop. It was beautiful

Veronika Medeová

Mar 31 at 19:06 pm
Ostrava

Kore CF

Mar 28 at 19:08 pm
"El lago de los Cisnes"

Roz Mills

Jan 15 at 12:20 pm
Alice in wonderland

Evaleez Voo

Dec 25 at 18:01 pm
They were amazingly graceful;

Sofia Duarte

Nov 14 at 03:20 am
already did

Simona Sorrentino

Mar 18 at 23:17 pm
friend invited me

Balajti Melinda

Mar 14 at 12:07 pm

Tierra Nauman

Mar 04 at 23:50 pm
Nutcracker

Cherie Stratton

Feb 28 at 09:58 am
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Naomi Ohayon

Feb 16 at 23:48 pm
Romeo & Juliet

Eleanor Fields

Feb 12 at 11:38 am
I saw the nutcracker near Christmas.

Alex Watson

Jan 30 at 09:39 am
Went with my Nanna for her 80th birthday!

ine verbrugge

Jan 25 at 12:45 pm
sleeping beauty

Sabrine feelingismy

Jan 07 at 10:17 am
lac des cygnes

Victoria Vernier

Jan 07 at 09:49 am
lots!!!

Inês Marques

Jan 06 at 21:01 pm
russian national ballet lago dos cisnes

Viviana White

Jan 04 at 21:50 pm
I was also a ballerina so I have seen it daily

Alina Masotti

Dec 29 at 19:54 pm
Beautiful.

Marlena G

Dec 29 at 17:21 pm
Exhausted, barely standing on my legs after walking around Paris for the whole day since sunrise, I bought last-time standing seat for the ballet in Paris Opera and that was the best decision during that day!

Shannon Kokkonen

Dec 29 at 08:23 am
2013 Christmas Trip - The Nutcracker at Saenger

Meg Gaarsoe

Dec 25 at 23:44 pm
Nutcracker

Marnelle Janse van Rensburg

Dec 23 at 18:01 pm
Saw Thato performing Cinderella.