Friday, December 11, 2015

Opening Night/Aufführung

We had a wonderful opening night.  We were only allowed to take pictures before and afterwards and I am still using Flora's camera.  I have tried to find a good replacement for my old camera, but so far I have not found anything in the stores that I am really crazy about.  So I do apologize for the photo quality.

Wir hatten eine sehr schöne erste Aufführung.  Wir konnten nur Fotos davor und danach machen und ich benutze immer noch Floras Fotoapparat.  Ich habe mich schon in mehreren Läden umgesehen, doch noch keinen Ersatz gefunden, der mir wirklich gefällt.  Es tut mir also leid, daß die Fotoqualität nicht die beste ist.  

 We had to arrive 45 minutes early to make sure we would get a seat. 
Wir mußten 45 früher da sein, um einen Sitzplatz zu bekommen.












8 comments:

  1. So glad you had a great opening night! It went well for us too, though they forgot to bring the sleigh out for the Prince and Clara, and then had to run it out while the Snow dancers were coming on. But you really couldn't tell that it hadn't been planned. Miriam and Veronika look so cute with their red cheeks and their flowers are very pretty. Charlotte's dress is gorgeous and she looks beautiful in it, and Jonathan is a handsome Nutcracker Prince! I can feel how special and fun and exciting the night must have been for all of you! Enjoy the rest of the performances. Merde :)

    Here's an explanation for "merde" from Class Act, Tutu and Dancewear

    Merde is actually French slang for “dung” but has an interesting history in regard to the dance world. Before the invention of cars, Parisian streets were filled with horse-drawn carriages and plenty of horse dung. As dancers made their way to the theater, they would caution one another to “not step in the merde”. During the evenings when the people—and their horses--were in vast attendance, all the “merde” outside was considered a good thing. Dancers soon began to wish one another “merde” before going on stage as a way of saying “watch your step”.

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    1. Thanks Dorina for the explanation regarding "merde" because I really did think it was an odd thing to say :-) Over here we tend to say, "break a leg!" which is even more ridiculous :-)

      The dancers looked lovely Eva and I am so glad that the first night went well. There is an Advent Treat winging its way as I type :-)

      Hope you have a lovely weekend

      San and co xxxx

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    2. Oh good, that nobody knew about the sleigh. We had an armchair on stage when the snowflakes came on that was not supposed to be there and was removed while they were dancing. I had read a different explanation about where "merde" comes from. I read that there used to be live animals on stage and the dancers were warned not to step into their "merde" on stage!! I do not know what German ballet dancers say.

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    3. Well, that was more or less a reply to Dorina, but somehow ended up down here. Anyway, thanks for your kind words. I know the "break a leg" from actors. We say the same in German, but I am not sure if that is common among dancers.

      I am looking forward to your treat. We bought you something at our Christmas fair, but it has not found its way to the post office, not yet, but it will after I am through with my final on Wednesday.

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  2. Oh, das beantworted meine Frage aus dem lezten Post. :-) Das sind trotzdem so schöne Bilder geworden. Es freut mich dass ihr eine gelungene Erstaufführung hattet! Liebe Grüße an die Kinder!

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    1. Danke, Angelika. Ich werde die Grüße ausrichten.

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  3. Thinking of you, Eva . . and wishing that the rest of the shows went well and you've had a nice weekend. Happy Santa Lucia Day :)

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    1. Thanks so much, it all went well. No time for Lucia Day today, but we hope to do it on Tuesday.

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