Swan Lake – Lago de Los Cisnes

19 Jun

A ballet in Chetumal? It was a student production with 40 peso tickets ($2.50). I had extremely low expectations. If you have read previous blogs, you know that even though it is the state capital, Chetumal is not exactly the cultural center of Mexico. But we take what we can get from our sister city to the south and off we went our little group of four gringos.

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The theater itself was a nondescript building. We took public transportation which was a good decision. There was only street parking available.

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Constitution Theater

As with all ballets, the audience was peppered with little girls dressed in their Sunday best.

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The doors opened and everyone filed in and got settled. Out came the cell phones. I think some people actually recorded the entire production.

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The theater attendees were not well versed in ballet etiquette, which is understandable given the dearth of opportunity in Chetumal. Our little band of gringos led the applause at every opportunity.

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Selfies with honorary Torta and neighbor Teresa.

I wish that I had read the synopsis prior to attending. The program was in Spanish of course. With the low lighting and these old eyes, there was no figuring it out. I simply enjoyed the set, costumes, recorded music and performance.

 

The surprise was that it was wonderful! I was in awe of the young dancers and the professional lead (I am making assumptions here). They got a standing ovation from our little band and none other was more deserved. We chattered all the way home in our taxi how amazing the performance was. The best $2.40 I ever spent! DOS TORTAS

 

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6 Responses to “Swan Lake – Lago de Los Cisnes”

  1. emilievardaman June 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    What a treat!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 June 19, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

      I know! This little corner of the globe continues to surprise me.

      Like

  2. Teresa June 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    We had fun! I was wishing they had extended the dates so I could take the tribe downstairs this weekend. Alas.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jack Scott June 20, 2016 at 3:21 am #

    Sounds delightful.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Garth June 20, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    thank you for letting us see their work! yeah them

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 June 20, 2016 at 11:03 am #

      I know. What a treat. Eye were exquisite.

      Like

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