An evening at the ballet: Love & Ballet

Did you all know that I go to the ballet every year with my mom and have for the last 19 years? We go during the holidays to see The Nutcracker and it's become one of my favorite traditions to look forward to every holiday season. However, I've never gone to the ballet for any other performance, until this past weekend. Here in Seattle we have the luxury of being the home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet which features a variety of performances year-round for an affordable price, making it the perfect outing for date night or a girls night out! 

Last Friday, I had a proper girls night out with my friend (and fellow Seattle blogger babe) Mckenna of The Modern Mosaic. We dressed up and dined at the Triumph Bar for dinner and then headed to McCaw Hall to catch the evening performance of Love & Ballet. 

Love & Ballet is broken out into four mini performances: Tide Harmonic, After the Rain pas de deux, Appassionata and Year of the Rabbit, each with their own unique story. As a creative, I admired the use of colors and musical transitions in each performance to shift the overall mood of the dance to portray an emotion or a scene. I also loved the fact several of the performances included same-sex partnering, which seemed rather ground-breaking for ballet. 

As an annual ballet attendee, I would say the overall performance was lovely, inspiring and kept my interest. There were some slower performances, though, so if you are looking for a ballet that is consistently high energy, this may not be the one for you. If you are someone who loves the ballet or is interested in the ballet and is looking for a reason to dress up and take a date or BFF out, Love & Ballet is the perfect excuse to make an evening of it! After all, you may fall in love with the ballet, too.

Love & Ballet is running from June 1-10th at McCaw Hall so get your tickets sooner than later! ALSO, don't forget to use my personal discount code when you're buying your tickets: ALLISON40

*Collaboration note: Thank you Pacific Northwest Ballet for collaborating on this sponsored blog post! All thoughts and opinions expressed on West Coast Aesthetic are my own and every collaboration is done with absolute integrity.