So I never thought I’d be the kind of person that would enjoy ballet. It just never appealed to me. But that’s because nobody was doing ballet with me in mind! Take a classic story, add some Wushu, some breaking, a bit of acrobatics, and a lot of fire, and you’ve got something I would enjoy. Enter The Crucible and their fire ballet rendition of Romeo & Juliet last night. (Unfortunately no pictures in respect to the people that put so much work into this. Film and video will not do it justice, you have to see it in person)
I heard about this a few weeks back, and convinced Heather that it was worth skipping aerials for. Looks like she agrees. I won’t say too much cause I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone that’s going. It was a good mix of ballet and fire. While you can never have too much fire, I definitely walked away satisfied with what I saw. Flaming swords, small fireballs, staffs, fans, and even parts of the set were regularly aflame. And one nice thing, there was only one set of poi for about 30 seconds. There were quite a few times over the course of the evening where I wish I had multiple sets of eyes, not knowing where to watch on the stage, not wanting to miss a thing. So in short, highly recommended, worth the ticket price, don’t miss it, two thumbs up, best ballet ever, etc.