Monday, 30 August 2010

ballet folclórico

teatro degollado

ceiling detail

Just a quick one today. Last Sunday we decided to experience a bit of culture and went to the beautiful neoclassical Theatre Degollado in the city centre to see the ballet folclórico. (Spanish speakers: do you spell that with a 'c' or a 'k'? I thought k, but the tickets say c...) Anyway, it was less ballet and certainly more folk dancing, and it was a great experience. As someone who did Scottish folk dancing for years, I'm usually less than impressed by some people hopping around in a circle, but the dancing was great, there was a chorus singing sentimental songs, and a whole troup of mariachi style musicians draped in blankets and sporting enormous sombreros! The theatre itself was gorgeous, and the costumes were mouthwatering.

great peasant look

whoosh!

dome

chandalier

stain glass skirts
This picture in no way captures how beautiful these skirts were, despite my flash embarrassingly going off during it. They were so saturated with colour and filmy-translucent that it was like looking at stained glass windows in costume form.

andale

I left the building with a thirst for colourful, full-length skirts and loose, boxy blouses. And a really thick poncho-blanket with a horse on it!

Pictures of my own outfit coming tomorrow!

22 comments:

Chaucee said...

what a gorgeous place! THanks for sharing pictures! It looks like quite the experience to take in.

Diana said...

oh my the way you described those skirts makes me envious too! such gorgeous pictures and i can only imagine how beautiful this show was :)

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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh how fun!!
And yea, i wouldn't pay $150 either, but its not really a knockoff, its just similar, I consider things knockoffs when they are pretty much exact (like the Forever 21 maryjanes).
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Amber Rose said...

You always go on such amazing little adventures! :)

Lisa said...

that theater is is so beautiful and what costumes!

A said...

Good pictures but hard to take these one. Steady hand and a very good camera.

Rio said...

Oh man sooo pretty! I love the twirling shot! Oh, and a bright yellow cardigan does make the transition into cold weather a little easier haha!:)
(http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

lahti shirley said...

Emily,quando eu li seu comentario até achei que você fosse brasileira ! :)
Então aparti de agora só irei escrever em português !!

beijos.

Rand said...

WOOOW everything is lovely!!!:):)
xx

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh, this looks like tremendous fun! Although your photos provide a glimpse at the costumes, I love the way you described them. Beautiful.

devilishlypleasurable said...

amazing shots! love them!

Chubby-but-Lovely said...

Wow! That looks awesome :D
I would love to go to a ballet :D

Tilly said...

Aww the photo's are so lovely! The detailing on the skirts must have been immense! The theatre is beautiful to! xxx

Krystal said...

i would love that!

Ali said...

That looks like a very pretty place! And I love the pictures in your last post, those bugs are way too cute (I too have a bug obsession!).

Elaine said...

Wow. That place looks absolutely beautiful! I love learning about different cultures.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

MAUD said...

this looks so interesting!

. said...

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Anthea said...

Wow! Looks awesome! I really hope I get to see this one day!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Thrive on Novelty said...

Great pics xx

Gets said...

Gosh I love the colours! I cannot imagine a 'stained glass skirt' but it does sound really lovely! ((: Thanks so much for dropping by too! Your blog's really cute. But.. I can't find the follow button lol! Is there one? ((:

Love,
Gets

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Molly said...

That theatre looks really lovely, but I'm especially impressed with that fourth picture. What a cool shot! It looks like it was quite a show.