On Sunday the 21st, The Boy and I watched the Nutcracker Ballet in downtown Vancouver.
The Nutcracker was a mystical thing I heard about as a kid growing up in South East Asia but never something I understood.
I don’t pretend to understand dance as an art form, especially ballet. I can mildly appreciate hip-hop with all the pop and locking and bass and drums but ballet is so foreign to me with the twirls and the gracefulness and the high-pitched wind instruments. Even the idea of it makes me squirm in rebellion.
All that aside, I did enjoy the Nutcracker. I walked away with a desire to learn more about dance and to watch more dance performances in the future.
My favorite scene was the opening scene with the Christmas party. I love seeing all the costumes, set changes and lighting. Having been part of stage productions before, I can see that many people spent a lot of their time putting this show together.
Speaking of which, I take a dress code seriously and though it was not enforced, my dressing for the evening was a sign of respect for the performers and venue.
COAT : Kate French
SEQUIN BATIK DRESS: long-time closet resident (bought back in 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
PEEP-TOE SHOES: Barefoot Contessa
VINTAGE BAG: thrifted from Front and Company
How you watched the Nutcracker Ballet before? What did you think?
stay true y’all xo