Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ballet VS. Roller Derby

Today was a culturally enriching day for the entire family! First we attended the Atlanta Ballet's production of "Snow White" at Cobb Galleria. The show was JUST the right length at 45 minutes. The story was well paced and both kids stayed interested in the performance.

After coming home and resting our eyes for a bit, the Monkey, some friends and I headed out to the Atlanta Roller Girls Roller Derby!

It took a little time for the Monkey and his buddies to warm up to the sport, but once they knew the rules and who/what to cheer for, they were all set.
At the end of the day I couldn't help but wonder to myself what this says about me as a mom. Is it normal to take my child to a ballet in the afternoon and then to a roller derby that same night? I don't know, but we did enjoy both venues and will probably attend them again in the future. And oddly enough, after watching a few rounds of the derby I realized that if you compare the basics of ballet to roller derby you CAN find SOME similarities:

Interesting Costumes: Ballet: yes Derby: yes
Complex Movements: Ballet: yes Derby: yes
Girls in Tights: Ballet: yes Derby: yes
Cheering for the Heroine: Ballet: NO Derby: yes

So while the ballet was great, in the end what won the Monkey over to the derby, was the ability to scream " GOOOOOOO Deathskull!" at the top of his lungs.


Unknown said...

"Yay!" to ballet and "Yay!" to roller derby. I'm so glad you were finally able to go to the derby because I know you've been really wanting to. Precious pic as well. Peace, Health, & Blessings ~ Ali Carter :)

The Tanyanator said...

Thank you so much for coming to the bout! We enjoy having the whole family out and hope to see you again real soon!

Tanya Hyde

Unknown said...

I am so glad to hear that you brought the whole family to see Roller Derby and that they had a great time. I love the derby v. ballet comparison - so funny. I'd never thought about it.

As Tanya said, we hope to see you again real soon with the Monkey in tow!

Thunder Enlightenin'

Unknown said...

Roller Derby was great - the boys loved seeing their pic on your blog!! GO DEATHSKULL!!