The Russian Ballet

Eager to finally go to the Mariinsky II and see the Russian Ballet, I was a little more excited than usual that class was finally over. We spent the day reading Lenin, talking about Marxist theories and watching the film The Russian Revolution. Before the dinner, Sammy, Katie and I ate dinner at Teatro a beautiful restaurant across from the Mariinsky I. After dinner we walked on over and were amazed when we entered the theater. It was extremely modern and the glass and wooden interior reminded me a great deal of the Sydney Opera House. The ballet was The Little Humpbacked Horse based on a Russian fairy tale in which Ivan the Fool defeats the villain and wins over the Tsar-Maiden, all with the help of his magical horse. The ballet was very colorful and playful and the theatre was filled with families with young children.

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