Friday, December 17, 2004

The Fables of La Fontaine

My son and I went to les Fables de Fontaine at the Opera tonight at Bastille. His friend's mother got us tickets to the show tonight, which was an hour long. Three of La Fontaine's stories were performed: the grasshopper and the ant, the wolf and the sheep, and the lion and the rat. They were all very modern interpretations of the fables, each a two person show. The first fable had the man singing the story and the ant/woman dancing and cleaning words written on the floor. This did not hold my son's attention very well. The second show was pretty much a ballet -- no singing, no speaking, just music and dancing. My son was downright figgity by this point. The last show had some speaking parts and ended with the lion and the rat singing "we're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of oz." My son loved it! He started singing too. At least I have a sense of what he likes... and what he doesn't!

-- said Auntie M in Paris
11:19 PM



It sounds as if you both had a lovely time. Speaking of shows for children, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is on. Darn it! I'm gonna miss the end.I have to leave in another 15 min to pick up my SO at the airport. The end is the best part. I love when the toothless Bumble puts the star on the tree. :)


# posted by Anonymous : 5:08 AM  

I had to buy all the Christmas shows on DVD so the kids will know all the classics. Rudolph is one of their favorites.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 9:49 PM  

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