After seeing a sneak preview of Alberta Ballet’s Love Lies Bleeding during the Calgary Stampede GrandStand Show, I immediately went home and marked its opening date my calendar.
And last night, that date had arrived!
Inspired by and featuring the music of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin; the show is everything you’d expect from the ‘over the top’ musical royalty.
Leather studded thongs, feathers, rhinestones and glitter raining down from the heavens!
But with its wild scened performances, Love Lies Bleeding was certainly as far from a classical ballet as you could get.
And after a muscular boy on boy duet, which included the men swinging from a large silver sword, I was confident that I could compare this ballet to that of a exceptionally high profile Las Vegas show.
With a dash of ‘Kinky Boots’ and a hint of ‘Cirque’, this show was a mixed recipe of unbelievable amazingness!
You won’t believe it until you see it!
Here are 5 solid reasons you need to see this show!
- The talented Company
- The Costumes
- The Music
- The Drag Queen … AND
- A Floating ‘Elton’ indulging in a line of blow!
Trust me, this is a Ballet unlike any other you’ll ever see!!
Bravo Alberta Ballet!
Mr. Fab allet
Remaining Show Dates:
Calgary May 6-7
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