London's Response

Richmond Ballet is currently making its international debut in a tour to London. Dancer Maggie Small is giving Pointe the inside scoop. Read her earlier posts here and here.

 

We've completed our weekend of performances at the Linbury Theater! The audiences were responsive both evenings with more than a few "Bravos!" plus a "Come back anytime!" from a particularly enthusiastic front row center patron. There's nothing like the energy of an opening night show or the bittersweet feeling of putting a ballet to bed; having experienced both in the past 48 hours I am a touch bone-weary, very satisfied and can't believe that not only do I get to do something I truly love every day, but it comes with all kinds of amazing perks like international travel and realizing childhood dreams. Now for a day off!