Emotional Stages of Watching my First Ballet Show

Just last month, at the age of 23, I finally saw my first ballet show. Growing up, I have always heard the words, ‘Russian’ and ‘Ballet’, go together. So obviously, when the trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg was finalised, I looked up whether the Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow) had seats. *Bolshoi theatre has one of the best ballet shows, especially the Swan Lake.

Unfortunately, Bolshoi was due to open the morning I was flying to St. Petersburg, disappointed and slightly upset, I booked my tickets for Swan Lake at the Alexandrisky Theatre. The show, obviously, blew me away. Below is a very simple gif-esque rendition of emotional stages of watching my first ballet show…

  1. Is it time already? Can we please go? I’m ready! How far is the Theatre?
    1-running
  2. We’re heereeeee!
    2-omg-move
  3. Look how fancy!!!
    3-look-how-fancy
  4. Ok, I’m here, I’m sitting, WHEN will it start?
    4-start-already
  5. Am I the only one here without the binocular glasses?
    5-woah-what-kind-of-glasses-are-those
  6. It’s finally starttttttingggg
    5-its-starting
  7. Oh my god! Look how pretty!!!!!!
    7-omg-look-how-pretty
  8. There’s the prince!!! OH- What’s with those pants?
    8-there-is-the-prince
  9. Wow, look how they dance…
    9-they-look-so-coordinated
  10. SWAAAAAAANSSSSSSS
    10-swans
  11. I should have been be a ballerina.
    11-i-could-totally-be-a-swan
  12. Swan is actually Swan Queen! Still so pretttttty!
    12-oooh-shes-a-girl-now
  13. WOW.
    12-wow
  14. Swan Queen and Prince. This is so enchanting- all but the prince’s pants.
    14-mesmerized
    14-b
  15. IT’S INTERVAL ALREADY?
    15-what-interval-already
  16. Oh, yay, courtyard scene. THERE’S THE PRINCE…and those pants…
    16-the-prince-is-back
  17. NO PRINCE NO, SHE ISN’T YOUR LOBSTER- SWAN, I mean SWAN!!!!!!!!
    17-shes-isnt-your-swan
  18. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    18-nooooooo
  19. THANK GOD, he’s realized!
    19-oh-thank-god
  20. Oh no! Swan Queen’s dying!!! Save her, do something!!!!
    20-save-her-do-something
  21. AWWWWWWWW!
    21-aww
  22. I’m not crying.
    22-crying
  23. Nope, I’m not crying!
    23-nope-not-crying

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Actually felt like i was there watching the show and commenting on the guys pants! 😀 well written sis :* ❤

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