SPRING! WITH THE SCOTTISH BALLET
Earlier this year I attended the Scottish Ballet’s performance of Cinderella, which was wonderful, and so when I realised that the ballet was back in town I jumped at the chance.
One of my promises to myself in January was that in 2019 I would experience more of what is on my doorstep, including cultural events. The ballet fits into this perfectly and with performances being shown in the heart of Aberdeen at His Majesty’s Theatre it’s very easy to keep this resolution.
This year the Scottish Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a double bill world premiere of Spring! – a two part performance full of colour, beautiful choreography, emotion and laughter.
I’m not going to lie, ahead of the performance I was debating whether or not I would be able to follow the story. It’s very easy to know what’s happening on stage and the conversation being told if you’re familiar with the story – whether it be a classic fairy tale or a world-famous favourite such as Swan Lake – but when the act is less familiar it can be more difficult to follow exactly what’s happening.
However, the accompanying music, props, colours and emotions of the dancers made Spring! very easy to understand, even for those that aren’t dancers or ballet advocates such as myself.
I won’t go into too much detail and ruin the story for you but what I will say is it’s definitely worth seeing. Spring! will be in Aberdeen until Saturday 13 April and then in Edinburgh from 02 – 04 May.
And if you don’t manage to get along, make sure you visit Aberdeen Performing Arts to see the great range of shows coming up. I’m booked to see Kinky Boots later this month, which I can’t wait for.