Monday, May 05, 2008

Childrens' world?

We had the delightful family experience today of a visit to a children's ballet performance at the Millennium Centre - Angelina Ballerina - all the characters are storybook mice (horrendous for the dancers, who were all masked in mouse headgear), the music edited Tchaikovsky. The house was full with little girls and parents or grandparent all dressed up in ballet dancing gear. An amazing almost surreal experience.

I would have loved to take a picture of the audience to add to my 'amusing but strange' collection of photos, but mindful of prevalent child protection anxiety neurosis, and not wanting to be presumed to be a pervert, I kept my camera in my top pocket. One just has to be grateful to contemplate the thought of a thousand young innocents entranced by their participation in the performance through their clothing (like lads in the team colours on the football terraces), and wonder about the world into which they will grow up.

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