Noah’s Ark

by Mollie

Last week Natalie and I got to see a real ballet!  This was not Natalie’s first trip to the theater– we also saw Beauty and The Beast here back in March.  Never too early to appreciate the arts!   This ballet was a a brand new show, a retelling of Noah’s Ark.  I didn’t know what to expect, but blown away by how amazing it was.  The story was beautifully told through the dance, and even quite moving at times.  I was telling Andy that there was “like, a hundred” people in the cast and he didn’t believe me, so I looked it up online and the newspaper said it had a cast of 150, and 80 of them were the animals.

Natalie sure enjoyed it.  Despite the lack of dialogue, she followed the story very well (with a little explanation from me along the way) and didn’t get restless until near the end of the 90 minute show, when she wanted to get up and dance herself!  I was very proud of her for sitting still and paying attention.  She loved the dancers in animal costumes… the bumblebees in the picture below (children who could not have been more than 7 years old) were her favorites.  Perhaps Natalie will want to dance on stage some day?  She told me she did, after this!

Here are some of the sweet little friends we went with… looking a little tired after the show but all the girls did SO well! I think they were all inspired!

5 Responses to “Noah’s Ark”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Glad Natalie enjoyed the show and did so well! That is quite a large cast they had! :)

  2. Hannah says:

    Great pics! I showed them to Audrey and she loved them! What a fun day! I love how none of the girls are smiling and looking in every other direction! :)

  3. Olivia C. says:

    Grace was also starting to dance towards the end! I was laughing at how “petite” my daughter is compared to her friends :) Could you please email me a few if you have time? Thanks!

  4. […] at the ballet again, this time for The Nutcracker!  You may remember that earlier this year, our trip to see Noah’s Ark was a big hit!  Several of Natalie’s good friends and their mommies were also there to enjoy […]

  5. Hannah says:

    The bumblebees were actually 11 at the time!!! Haha

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