Just heard about a 'fire ballet' performance of Romeo and Juliet at The Crucible in Oakland. Apparently it is truly an awesome spectable.
Some comments from a friend/colleague:
-> (12:15) From damien, to ba: - Saw a ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet last night at a place in - Oakland called The Crucible. Fire ballet, to be precise: Tangoes where the - women carry flaming fans and clutch burning roses in their teeth, sword - fights with freshly-forged swords still glowing cherry red, explosions, and - so forth. Not to mention the boxer Montegues facing off against kung-fu - Capulets. All in all, pretty snazzy. -> (16:18) From damien, to ba: - That review mentions what was my favorite effect: The prince first appears - on stage wearing a skirt with burning flames at its hem. He spins across - the stage for a good couple of minutes, with the flames whirling in a - constant sinusoidal circle around him at hip height. Every once in a while - he stops and reverses his direction of spin and the skirt briefly wraps up - around him before flaring out again. As it does, the flames compress - together and become a single bright ring. Really, really impressive.Problem is, the run's almost up. Last two performances are tomorrow (sold out, would've been $50-55) and Saturday ("VIP gala performance", $120). The question is ... whether to spend $120 per ticket?
Hmm, and I wonder if one has to dress up for it.
[Edit] We're leaning towards going. Anyone want to join us?
[Edit2] We're going! Give me a call on my cell if you want to go. Seating is apparently first-come, first-served, so buying your ticket separately should not be an issue.