Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend moments: Shining star

Koch Theater for ballet, Lincoln Center, New York
Koch theater lobby
Paris Opera Ballet and étoile Aurélie Dupont
 The plan Sunday was to work, but New York proved irresistible. The Paris Opera Ballet and its shining étoile, Aurélie Dupont, was dancing at Lincoln Center -- a star hub in the New York performing arts scene. Lincoln Center's Koch Theater, above, was built especially for ballet.

(Sadly, photography was not allowed during performance, though I tried a too-far shot of Aurélie Dupont after her stunning star turn in Boléro. A small taste of that dance, with another prima ballerina, is here.)

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh lucky you! Luckier than we were on Friday... :-)

Catherine Goron said...

Ahh, what a wonderful detour and diversion from work! Thank you for sharing the gorgeous Lincoln Center interior and Bolero performance - really really beautiful)... hope it helps inspire you to get some work done ;)

Mo said...

Very grand

EG CameraGirl said...

Stunning photos, especially the first.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah so it seems we both had a taste for culture this weekend Lulu. The Lincoln Centre is magnificent, you just couldn't pass up an opportunity like that..soooo much better than work oui!

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

As already said, lucky you. Stunning building and the ballet too.

Dianne said...

What a treat to attend this performance in such an opulent venue .Beautiful!

LONDONLULU said...

cieldequimper - thanks! Yes, we were lucky to see this (and it rained buckets later!) Hoping your crazy weather clears soon :)

Catherine - thank you! That's a nice way to think of it, as an inspiration for burst of work :)

Mo - thank you!

EG CameraGirl - thank you! It's a great venue.

PerthDailyPhoto - yes, we both had cultural weekends! It was far better than working on a Sunday :)

Paul - thanks and, yes, we indeed were lucky to see this!

Dianne - thank you! Nice way to put it, it really was a treat!

Adele said...

I love that you can do something like this on the spur-of-the-moment. A dream, to have Manhattan at your doorstep!