Last weekend I saw a Smuin Ballet performance of “Spring Bouquet.” While I can appreciate the artistry and painstaking skill that goes into every ballet performance, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing: a compelling story. To me, ballet can feel a bit stuffy and tedious after thirty minutes of watching men and women swirl and bounce around the stage, but what if a ballet could offer more? Much more? Say, take my favorite movie of all time and make it into a ballet: JAWS The Ballet.
And just like that, Ballet would be AWESOME! Can’t you just hear the John Williams score now? Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun BOM BOM dun dun dun dun dun dun.