After seeing the movie, Black Swan, I knew I had to see the real ballet, and when we heard that the Australian Ballet Company would be performing at Lincoln Center in NYC for a few days, we got tickets. I did some research online about the story and found that the Australian Company's version choreographed by Graeme Murphy was quite a different version. He totally changed the story line, but it still had Odette and the beautiful swans and Prince Siegfried and that glorious music by Tchaikovsky. My three friends and I all loved it and I know that I want to see more ballet.
It was a beautiful June day in NYC, although a little cool. We walked the 1.7 miles from Grand Central to Lincoln Center, had a great lunch at PJ Clark's, a NY staple, walked back to the station after the show and had a nice snack and cappachino at a little pub across the street from the station before boarding the train. It couldn't have been a more perfect day!