With only two performances left of the lavish Lady of the Camellias, the moods, melodies & melodramatic scenes at the ballet have taken quite a turn ~
…think ‘leotard ballets’ and the refreshing (albeit slightly stressful) counts of Stravinsky’s score, as we prepare ourselves for friday’s premiere of the Balanchine & Stravinsky program ~ a fantastic trio of George Balanchine’s Apollo, Agon and Symphony in 3 Movements.
I think we are all enjoying the contrast of these two programs which exemplify, almost comically, the antithesis of each other by every means (costumes, sets, music, time periods…) I find and love that the complexity and extravagance of one leaves you humbly content with the simplicity of the other ~ a huge plus of dancing in a Company with diverse repertoire…
…and speaking of diversity….my dear roomie just returned from a trip to India where I humbly begged her to find me a Spice I have long coveted… can you guess? If it starts with Saf and ends with Fron, you guessed right! I recently stumbled upon this recipe (from Tartelette) on Pinterest for Saffron Cardamom Ice Cream.
….are you drooling???…well given my nightly indulgence of such creamy goodness & my recent acquisition of Saffron, I thought it was merely a test of fate. In no time the magical flavor combination was churning away…it was all I could do to photograph if before sitting down to a bowl… or two ;)
…oh the sweetness of exotic Spices & Stravinsky…
are you smiling?