Today, Violet joined me in one of my favorite holiday traditions- going to Lincoln Center to see The Nutcracker! We went a little early so that we could go to Starbucks beforehand. We each got a caramel apple spice and waited outside until the theatre opened. My moms suggested we take some photos, so we took off our jackets and climbed up on the fountain. Don't we look pretty in our matching dresses?
Here's lovely Violet in her holiday dress. When we went shopping for Nutcracker dresses, she spotted this one and insisted that we buy matching dresses! I didn't mind, since Violet is my very best friend. She and her mama are probably the only people who can convince me to wear a dress!
Here I am in the promenade. I took a photo on this very same spot when I saw The Nutcracker last year! I love going to the Koch Theatre. It was designed especially for ballet- for the NYC Ballet. Even though we'd just finished our caramel apple spices, Violet and I asked for some sparkling grape juice. My moms told us that we had to wait for intermission!
Before the performance began, we went out on the balcony outside the promenade. From the balcony, you can look down on the fountain and see the other theatres on the plaza. The afternoon sun was shining- doesn't Violet look pretty in the winter sunlight? Soon we heard the chimes calling us into the theatre- the performance was about to begin!
The performance was beautiful! Violet's favorite part was the party scene, where all the children dance in their beautiful party clothes. I like the second act, which takes place in the Kingdom of Sweets. My favorite dance was the Spanish Hot Chocolate. It was also fun to see the polichinelles from the audience! (That's the piece that I dance in.) But best of all was seeing our friend Coral perform as Marie/ The Little Princess! She did beautifully!
After we watched the dancers take their bows, we went back out into the theatre to take a few last photos. Here's Violet with the promenade below her and the theatre behind her. Doesn't she look lovely?
Here's one last photo of me in the same spot. I had a wonderful time with Violet! I'm so glad she got to share in this holiday tradition with me!
Have you ever seen The Nutcracker? What was your favorite part?