I am happy to share a quick contest for Buttercupland friends in New York and Northern New Jersey. Thanks to our friends at Fathom events I am able to offer the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to a film presentation of the Royal Ballet's production of "La Fille Mal Gardee." This is a one-time only presentation for next Tuesday, May 5. Please click this link to enter.
The Royal Ballet is always a treat and this ballet is no exception. This is legendary choreographer
Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet and one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a great success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a favorite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. Young love, stunning dance and the English countryside...this promises to be a fabulous evening for those of us who can't make it to London to see the Royal Ballet.
I am very grateful to my friends at Fathom Events for the opportunity to offer this to Buttercupland. I only wish everyone could take advantage of it. I received no compensation for this offer.
Happily, spring has arrived in New York City and today was glorious, with bright sunshine. My cold has receded and some computer hiccups seem to have resolved, though I'm keeping my fingers crossed for spring, health and computer.
No, this isn't New York, but it's as pretty a spring picture as I have. It's the Queen's Garden at Gyeonbokgung Palace in Seoul.
As ever, thanks for visiting. Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday and wishes for a terrific Thursday.