Friday, December 3, 2010

Trip to see the Ballet

We went on our big trip to Auckland to see the Royal New Zealand Ballet performance of the Nutcracker.
It was held in the Civic Theatre on Queen Street. It is an amazing theatre. There was a palace and lions with shining eyes. There was a sky with stars. It looked like there was no roof on. It felt like we were outside a real palace at night-time. It was magical.

We thought the ballet was:
- fun. I liked it all. It was fun because everything was fun. - Arama.
- funny because the brother and sister were fighting and there was funny dancing.-BJ
- awesome because there were men dancing with broken legs and crutches. - Kirsten
- cool when she got knocked on the head because she kept flopping and flopping and flopping.-Holly
- fun and cool because Fritz had a fight with his sister and the sister got donked on the head by the nutcracker. - Fynn
- colouful. The costumes and the stage were colourful and the sky was beautiful when they put the stars and clouds on. It was so beautiful. - Micaiah
- beautiful because the soldiers were marching along, guarding the girl from Fritz.- Regan
- the ballet girls were cool because they had pretty dresses and they danced pretty and they looked pretty. I liked the dancing because it was cool dancing. - Trinity
- fun because Fritz had a slingshot and shot a ball out of a glass window. - Jackson
- fun because the girl in the blue dress kept dancing around and she looked awesome.- Gemma
- beautiful and they had beautiful costumes. - Bri
- cool because it was funny and they had great costumes. - Melissa
- awesome because they did cool stuff. They jumped high in the air. It was funny. It was magical when the candles were going around and around. I thought it was someone going out the window. - Ashton
- cool because they had tutus and other special clothes, I think they worked hard on the ballet. - Brooke
- cool because I like the costumes. - Mana
- cool because it had funny parts. I liked it when the matron and Fritz smacked each other's bottom. It was fun when the snow came down from the top.- Jack
- cool because they were cool dancers and spun around fast. - Callum
< We especially liked:
-The bed floating up in the air - Arama, Jackson and Jack
-The part at the end when the man held her up on his shoulder and he spun her around. - Gemma
-When the girl went up in the air on the bed. - Bri
-The part when the Mum and Dad danced and the Mum had a pretty blue dress on. I liked their pretty dancing.I liked when the flowers came to life too. I also liked when the nurse tucked the girl in the bed and then the boy and the girl started to dance.- Melissa
-The part when the soldiers were hunting for Fritz with their feathers and when Fritz got his slingshot and shot Jarrod the waiter. - Ashton
-The part at the doctor's when there was a man dressed up as a girl. She was the matron. It was funny. - Brooke and BJ
-The part when the soldiers were marching around the girl. - Mana
-The doctors tried to be the nurses boyfriends. - Trinity
-The part when the matron drank the medicine and started walking funny and the part at the start when the girl gets the nutcracker and the girl and her brother Fritz start fighting. - Kirsten

If you Google The Royal New Zealand ballet Nutcracker, you can see information about the show and some you tube clips of parts of the show so you can get an idea of what it was like.


Room 4 Waiuku said...

Hi Room 1,

We liked all the things you said about the ballet. It must have felt very magical. You must have felt very special when you were watching it.

From Room 4

Miss Y said...

Wow, what an amazing experience for you all. Your comments were very interesting to read. You described it well and I wanted to be there too.

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