Monday, August 9, 2010

Winter's tale: Romantic ballet proposal

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While cleaning emails, I rediscovered this sweet London story I'd shared with friends & couldn't resist sharing here! It happened just before Christmas, at a Royal Ballet Nutcracker performance...

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During the ballet, the lead male dancer, as the Nutcracker Prince, is supposed to hand the lead female dancer, playing Clara the heroine, an invitation.

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But that night, the invitation had the words "Will you marry me?" on it. The audience didn't know, but they'd just witnessed a real life proposal onstage between the two dancers, a real life couple.

The Royal Ballet sweethearts, Paul Kay and Leanne Cope (via)
In later interviews, the ballerina said she was totally surprised and might have danced off a few measures too early, but somehow finished her performance...and said YES! (Read the story here.)

{Isn't that so sweet? I attended the ballet the next night & was sorry I missed the most romantic performance ever by just one evening! And...I know it's off-season to share winter tales in summer, but couldn't help myself...}

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Aw, talk about heartwarming!

Jude said...

Thanks, Melissa! That's how I felt when I heard this too :)

Rowena... said...

That is just too romantic for words. I don't know if I'd have been able to finish the dance had I been in her shoes. *sob sob*

Jude said...

Hi Rowena - oh gosh, I have NO idea how she finished dancing either! I confess, the story made me tear up a bit too - who said romance was dead? :)

Stacey said...

Are you serious? This is so romantic. I'm a sucker for stories like these too. Jude, also thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. You're a gem and i know we'd be great friends if we lived close by. I guess we can always be great friends virtually:-). xoxo

K and S said...

so cool!

Jude said...

Hi Stacey - I'm SUCH a sucker too!...thought this was the sweetest thing :). I loved discovering your blog - your post today really touched me particularly, and was a great reminder there are *live* human beings behind every blog :) Thank you always for your lovely comments - sending lots of good thoughts (and virtual comfort food) your way!!

Hi Kat - I loved this too! Just nice to hear sweet tales sometimes :)

lisa said...

Wow! What a wonderful story. Kind of like a fairy tale!!
Thanks for posting this. Made my day!

Jude said...

Hi Lisa - it really has a fairy tale feeling! (and it made my day when I first heard it too :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my goodness- that is too sweet and totally something I should blog about! This happened with the SF ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet. So sweet!

Jude said...

Hi Dancing Branflake - I thought this was the sweetest thing ever too! It would be so fun if you blogged about it & the SF story! (I could update mine with a link to yours - it'll be a like a virtual crazy-romantic storytelling corner :-))

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