Opinion

Twenty bucks will get you the Bolshoi Ballet

On Sunday morning, Jan. 27, about 35 lucky people saw the Bolshoi Ballet for 20 bucks apiece. The Bolshoi Ballet!

In Moscow, if you can get a ticket you will pay between $200 and $400 for the cheapest seat. Here, on the big screen of the cineplex movie theatre, some of the best dancers in the world performed, and it was as if you had the best seat in the house.

The music was played by the Bolshoi Opera Orchestra, reproduced beautifully by the moviehouse speakers.

Stunning photography made you feel as if you were really there in one of the gilded balconies of the magnificent Academia Theatre in Moscow.

What I am wondering is why were any chairs at the cineplex theatre empty for this incredible show?

Campbell Riverites, you are missing out. Why wasn’t every teacher of dance in Campbell River there with all her students? What an opportunity you missed!

But do not despair ... you will have another chance. Watch the schedule. You may be able to go to the Met for 20 bucks!

Linda Webb

Campbell River

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