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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." http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ae/articles/2012/04/12/20120412ballet-arizona-permier-new-ballet-topia-botanical-garden.html

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.

http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2012/15/world-premiere-topia-presented-ballet-arizona-and-desert-botanical-garden

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

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Me

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Diana & Sue

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Warming up

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Thank you Sue!

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