Romeo and Juliet are actually in love! And alive!

February 12, 2008

Woo! Valentine’s Day this Thursday, huh? Pretty exciting. Plenty to do with your lovely boyfriend or girlfriend. Or husband. Or wife. Or fiancé. Or… by yourself.

If I could do anything this upcoming Thursday, I’d go to Boston Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Yes, I’m serious. Not only is this the chance to look cool and sophisticated, because that’s exactly what ballet-goers are–but because this performance will be the epitome of authentic romantical expression. The dancers are actually in love!

Yes. It’s true. According to the Boston Globe article by Susan Chaityn Lebovits, there are four lovey-dovey dancer pairs in this production. Eight people are married to each other! Imagine… traveling around, dancing with your spouse? Now is that too cute, or what.

I will admit, I’ve wanted to go to this show for a while even before reading this article, and it’s probably because I’m forced to stare at the company’s beautiful ad at the government center T stop every time I go to work. Such bone structure! But have you ever noticed the female dancer’s pinky? Very non dancer-like. Shouldn’t it be less bent and more graceful?

 Boston Ballet Romeo and Juliet Ad

Ok, ok. Maybe I’m being too nitpicky. But it’s only because I’m jealous. I can’t dance, AND there is no one I can go with to the show. Such is the nature of a stag Valentine’s Day? Well, at least I can find solace in  R&J’s tragic ending. I guess life sucks for them, too.


Ok, sorry. Happy almost Valentine’s Day.