A MISTY DATE NIGHT
Posted on 30 June 2017
I was charmed by the art of ballet as a child. I begged my mom for a poofy pink tutu that I twirled in all day. I took ballet classes with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for a year in grade school. We had a year end recital that was pretty awesome; I was nervous backstage, but after my first dance the jitters were gone and I wanted to do it all over again.
Today ballet still has a special place in my heart, so to see Misty Copeland ( the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre) perform at the Metropolitan Opera House is a must. Misty premiers as Giselle in Giselle a Romantic ballet about a young peasant girl who dies of a broken heart. This is my first classic ballet spectacular!
I wasn't quite sure what to wear, but I knew that I wanted to dress up. I decided on a silk black gown my mother sent me and I paired it with a cute star studded moto jacket and my vintage beaded skull cap.
When my husband and I pulled up to The Met via Lyft, it hit me that after 9 years I finally get to see Misty dance live! We arrived early so we took a few snaps and waited for everyone to settle in. The vibe was high and many were just as elated to be in the house.
Act I when Misty appears as the lively Giselle; we all applauded with pride. I was amazed and awed with her movement filled with precision and power.
Image Jacques-Francois Suzzzoni
Act II was all about the Wilis supernatural maidens that dance men to death. After Giselle's brokenhearted death she danced with the Wilis. These ballerinas moved like a beautiful army all in white tulled ballet length dresses and slicked back hair. The audience literally clapped after every scene. I was beyond the moon by the end of the second act. Giselle saved her true love from the Wilis and she disappeared into the night.