Louisville Ballet’s Lady Lear

Hi! It’s Turtle and Moose and we went to see Lady Lear. It was a great tragedy performed by the Louisville Ballet. The only thing we were disappointed about was that this is the last play for Kentucky Shakespeare’s 57th season.

One of our favorite characters is Poor Tom because she is kind and fearless from when we first see her until the play ends. She is willing to do anything to help Lady Lear and Kentster. Another one of our favorite characters is Cornelius. He is full of heart and valor and is a model citizen of Shakespeare times. It showed in his dancing, like he is the best possible person that you would ever meet.

One of our favorite scenes is when Fanny gets killed because the fight scenes are very well choreographed. But it is sad to see the most innocent character in the play get killed. Another one of our favorite scenes is the storm because of all of the dancers that are perfectly in sync like the world revolving around the sun and the moon revolving around the Earth. The umbrellas are a nice touch and we love how it actually seems like a storm and we can feel an anger that was radiating in the hearts of the dancers, because storms seem pretty mad all of the time.

When Lear gets her family to come to her house, she asks them who loves her most. Goneril and Regan profess false love and Cornelius, not wanting to appear false, says nothing and is banished from his home. The other brothers conspire against Lear to get more land and would have succeeded if not for that lousy Poor Tom. How does she save the day? Find out in Lady Lear.

This is a great dance performance by the Louisville Ballet and we hope that you come see it. It is the final performance on the season punch card and if you have gone to every show you will get a special prize! This is also on the Cultural Pass so come see it before it’s too late!

Turtle and Moose

The Louisville Ballet School

Today we went to the Louisville Ballet School and it was really fun. We learned a bunch of dances and moves. Most of the classes were for age 10 and under.

First, we went to a ballet class about ballet moves and positions. Some of the things that we learned were plie, tendu, relevé, and skip.

Then we went to musical theater were we danced to a song from the movie Hairspray. One of the moves we learned was a move were we you put your hands on your knees and jump up then scurry backwards. That dance was really fun and we learned a lot.

Moose went to a hip hop class where he did a hip hop dance. One of the moves was a move where you go down then swivel. Then after that Moose did a hip hop circle where people go in 1 at a time and do a little dance and he did the WORM and the ROBOT. Then he learned a breakdance move (WARNING: Before you do this trick make sure you have adult supervision) where you lay down with a curved arm then move your legs over so it makes an upside down v. This was very fun and taught him many things.

While that was going on Turtle went to the ballet repertory. In this class Turtle learned an actual dance. The song and dance were from a ballet called Coppélia, where a new girl comes to town and whenever someone says hi or hello to her she just keeps looking at her book. Later in the play the townsfolk figure out that the girl was a doll and they all had a party. The Louisville Ballet Company is doing this ballet in October. The dance was really fun to learn and it introduced some cool new dance moves.

This was really fun and this event is going to be done again for Cultural Pass holders. The next date is July 25th.

Turtle and Moose