I like watching plays. A little too much nga ata because there are plays that I have seen more than once. But as for ballet, newbie ako. I only saw 2 ballet performance in my whole life. First one, AKO ang ballerina, haha! Recital ko when I was about 8 years old. At extra lang ako, if I remember correctly sunflower ata ako. Out of the 2 hours recital wala pang 2 minutes ako sa stage, sayang lang yung buong barangay na inimbita ng mudak ko. Nagpakain pa kami sa chinese restaurant after. Ang comedy pa dun, when my mom developed the photos… hindi ako kita! haha! Kasi Sunflower yung costume tapos 2 kaming matangkad sa group. Yung isang bagets ang nakunan nila. Ok lang, pinaframe ko parin, sa liit nang photo hindi malalaman na hindi ako yun. haha! I still remember that photo being displayed in my room. Photo ng iba! haha! Magkakamukha naman kami sa costumes namin eh! haha!
My second ballet performance was to watch my friend here in Manila. Bongga naman sya but medyo amnesia levels lang ako on what really happened.
So finally I got the chance to watch a the real SWAN LAKE! Nope, hindi yung christmas performance sa preschool pagpasko but the real deal!
We saw SWAN LAKE at the MARIINSKY THEATRE which started 1783 (baka panahon ni Magellan. choz!) So obviously with the OSCAR”s Black Swan, I was super excited to watch the real thing!
Parusa ang magdress. malamig talaga but ballet yun so kailangan kumareer sa outfit!
Tessa in her no fail long gown competition number!
Even before the show started, I was already in awe with the theatre! kalowka! Parang blast from the past. We felt like royalties! Well, feeling lang kasi puro tousita din kasama namin. Some people were in jeans pa nga pero kinareer nalang namin na feel na feel namin ang outfit. haha!
The best seats in the house. Hindi kami dyan. Haha! Nakipicture lang ako!
The theatre has 4 floors! All very opulently designed!
Me and Tessa
D + V
Tessa, Nixy, Raj
In fair, hindi monoblock ang chairs! haha!
About to start!
Pati gilid may chandelier. Galit sila sa blank spaces! haha! dapat lahat may laman!
We weren’t allowed to take photos as said in the recording before the show. But Ang daming nagphophotos! Puro tourista kasi so i did a compromise. I only took photos when they were doing their “bows and thank yous”.
The Prince and the Black swan
The white swan
Prince and white swan
The Prince and swan came out a lot of times! Mga 4 times or more after curtain call. You know that funny feeling na, tapos na ba? aalis na ba tayo? tapos biglang lalabas ulit. haha!
Group shot! wala na naman si V 🙁 Kawawa!
Couple photo! 🙂
After the ballet we went to TERRAZAS. A resto owned by the same group of the resto we ate at the night before (GINZA PROJECT). Bongga ang foodash! Madaming Asian picks!
Nixy and Raj
Tessa and Rosan
Malu! I love how their menus have photos!
After dinner we had to walk back to the hotel. Our hotel was about a good 15 minutes walk. Keri! Masmahaba pa dun baka manigas ako sa lamig. haha! Taxis are not so common in Russia. Maraming COLORUM. So to be safe, we decided to walk. Also, maganda naman ang scenery so it was the perfect choice!
We stopped for photos! Bongga kasi si MOON!
D + V
FINALLY! A complete group shot!
More on St. Petersburg, Russia on my next post!
Divine swan. Choz!