Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Red Shoes.

There's something so Christmassy about ballet. It probably stems from the traditional outing to see The Nutcracker as a child, but watching the English National Ballet live from the Royal Opera House on Boxing Day has also become tradition in our house in recent years: on the sofa, under a blanket, sleepy from over-indulgence whilst watching the lithe ballerinas twinkling around.

This year, just in time for Christmas, we get to go and see The Red Shoes on the big screen. Released next Friday, and restored by Martin Scorsese, it's going to make the perfect wintery girls' day out before Christmas. Hot chocolate, fur coats, daydreaming about snow-swept Russian squares: all obligatory. I can't wait. See a sneak peek here. Read an awesome interview with Scorsese about the film here.


  1. I am pleased to see this as I have requested a DVD of Swan Lake with Rudolf and Margot for Xmas and will be bringing it with me when I visit.

  2. ooh that film terrified me as a child.

    Visiting from MUA btw - see if you can guess who I am

  3. Ooh, Mavis? Marin?

    Ma - I have also got a DVD of the Ziegfried Follies - I hope the boys can find something to do!

  4. No, although I'm flattered. I'm surprised it's not obvious from my blog.

  5. Ahh, Daruma! Sorry, I only saw the kitty blog and didn't realise you were a crazy cat lady too.

    going to thoroughly stalk your other blog now! Love your 'giz a job' post. We share a very similar work ethic.

  6. Ding ding. And yes, definitely a crazy cat lady.