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Dancing & Dining in the Desert

My neighbor Sue surprised with a fabulous Mother's Day gift.

Yesterday evening Sue and her daughter Diana took me to the Desert Botanical Garden to see Topia by Ballet Arizona - World Premiere by lb Anderson - Beethoven's Symphony No. 6

"Topia" is something new for Andersen and Ballet Arizona. It is a 45-minute ballet choreographed not only for outdoor performance but for a large stage, set against the Papago Buttes, where nature, Beethoven and the dancers all vie for our attention."

We dined and had cocktails enjoying the beautiful desert as we waited for Ballet Arizona to take stage.

The ballet waited until sunset to perform - beautiful performance with the mountains and cactus as their backdrop.

This performance ends May 26,2012 - I highly recommend seeing it.


Diana & Sue

Warming up

Thank you Sue!


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