A short, but sweet post for you this evening about my early birthday treat from Rob last night…
Now, as with a lot of guys, Rob isn’t really into dance performances… but after taking him to see Zoonation‘s Some Like it Hip Hop back in May, and possibly forcing him to watch Step Up with me at the weekend he very kindly bought us tickets for Swan Lake Reloaded, the show in which Tchaikovsky meets street dance. He clearly just loves dancing now, even though he’s not admitting it!
After fuelling up on a Byron burger and milkshake (yes, my life isn’t all about healthy food), we wandered over to the Coliseum in Covent Garden and sat down in our very good (lucky me!) seats, ready for the dancing to begin.
I won’t lie, during the opening dance I was unsure whether or not I was going to love this performance. I’ve never been one for showing text messages on a screen a la Hollyoaks, but post that moment I was totally and utterly hooked on the dark and sexy nature of the music and dance. I never thought I’d say that Tchaikovsky’s music is dark and sexy, but Fredrik Rydman‘s choreography made it so.
In this version of Swan Lake, you see the battle between good and evil and a desire for drugs taking over lives. It’s deep and dark, but with hints of comedy and colour that leave you sitting there with a huge grin on your face.
The highlight of the performance for me was the famous Swan Lake sequence with the four females holding hands. I don’t want to give anything away, so you’ll just have to go and see it yourself.
I hugely recommend this to anyone wanting to see something a bit different, something unique and exciting.
Tickets are still available for the next few nights, so get yours now.