I saw Billy Elliot (the musical) recently. I didn’t really have any expectations other than being pretty sure a boy was going to take up ballet. It was a really good show and I enjoyed it enough that I’d see it again. If you get the chance, I recommend you opt in.
My favorite song was the grandmother describing the night she met Billy’s grandfather. The choreography was well-done and it was funny.
It was interesting that I thought the child version of Billy was really quite a good dancer, until the piece where he was dancing parallel to a professional male ballerina playing the adult-version of Billy. wow. what a contrast. It was really beautiful to watch them dance together, but also highlighted the differences. I have a whole new appreciation for ballet.
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