Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"ESC4P3" At The Grand Sierra - A Night Of Performing Arts For Alex



Song:  Amazing Journey

Group:  The Who





We had taken Alex out for a night of entertainment last night.

Alex does such an admirable job with his studies everyday.

He is almost at the halfway point of his Calculus II program.

He will be working on a particularly important essay tomorrow...
and we will be working on his other everyday studies.

He gets up on his own every morning...
and starts his daily studies.

We constantly search for ways to stimulate Alex's mind...
in not only his studies...
but in all other aspects of life.

The performing arts demonstrate to Alex
the inner happiness that people who chase their passions in life
exhibit through their body language, their smiles...
and especially through their grace in motion.

One of the great pleasures in life...
is experiencing the performing arts.


The show was at the Grand Sierra...
less than 15 minutes from home.



We decided to have dinner before the show.


Alex had grilled Salmon (his favorite meal).


I had the BEST Chicken Parmesan I have had in my life!


My wife had Pad Thai.


What my wife, and I, do...
 is order different desserts...
and then give half of each to Alex.

This way...
my wife, and I, won't have to waste any
(we usually cannot finish a whole dessert by ourselves)...
and Alex gets to try different types of desserts each time.



A happy Alex.
We keep desserts special...
and so, Alex gets thrilled at the prospect of eating them.


Alex posing with a couple of the cast members after the show.

The show was a combination of dance and acrobatics...
all choreographed to well matched music.

The theater consisted of dinner seats around tables...
so there was an air of privacy and comfort.

We were in the Orchestral Pit seating (nearest the stage)...
and Alex had a good time watching the show.

It was an hour and a half of fun and entertainment.

What I had especially loved...
was the amount of raw beauty these women had displayed in their performances.

While there were men in the cast...
and their performances were also good...
 it was the women...
their mesmerizingly effortless moves...
their tremendously feminine grace while in motion...
a rare type of beauty that only a woman can produce...
and which they had displayed in such depth...
that I had sat spellbound...watching their every move.

To see a woman displaying the depth of her great grace and beauty...
well...never mind the museums...
this is true art.

Yes...
I was watching the show through a man's eyes
(however, I think that true beauty is deeply appreciated by all).

I want Alex to know what true beauty is.

A woman who moves with such grace and ease...
who just seems to float when she moves...
her perfect timing and rhythm...
her great enthusiasm while in the pursuit of her passions...
the sparkle of her eyes transmitting the purity of her heart...
the things which make woman a true goddess of beauty...
these are some of the things of which I wish to expose Alex.

I had estimated the pay each cast member was receiving on a weekly basis
(cost of the tickets...rough estimate of the audience size...number of performances...
vs. expenditures)...
and the life style they have to lead while performing in order to economize
so they may invest some for their future...
along with a relatively short career span.

Their amount of dedication and discipline...
the intensity of their passion...
the trueness of their hearts...
I could not help but deeply admire them.


I wanted Alex to see the deep happiness in the faces and smiles
of the traveling troupe.


They are chasing a dream with youthful abandonment...
with stars in their eyes...and a song in their heart.
They are living life with a passion.

This passion in life is what I want Alex to know...
and to pursue...
all the while being able to make it a monetarily viable option
(plausible if planned correctly...and early enough).




There was one young woman with whom I was particularly impressed.

She was performing with a large metal ring in which she was ensconced 
and was maneuvering through rhythmical...
and almost perfectly timed body contractions.

At one point...
she had slipped out of the ring and ended up on all fours on the stage
while the ring continued rotating.

Without missing a beat...
and with a single smoothly coordinated motion...
she had re-entered the ring while keeping her timing.

It was done with such fluidity...
I don't think many had even noticed.

It is this grace under pressure that I find so admirable.

This applies to so much in life.
Mistakes and miscalculations will happen.
It is in the recovery which determines a true champion.

As for the show as a whole...
while the troupe did not have the highly skilled acrobatic moves...
the expansive (and expensive) set...
or the world class choreography of that of Cirque du Soleil...
they were still highly talented and entertaining...
and the show was a fraction of the price.

It was a show well worth seeing.

We will be seeing many more shows in the future...
it proved to be such a great night out.

We left fully satisfied...
and me...
still mesmerized :)








2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great show. I imagine that there is a lot of entertainment in Reno, though perhaps not many are family friendly.

    Alex looks happy eating that dessert... I would be, too! :)

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  2. We plan to go to many more shows. There are quite a few which are family friendly. Dinner and a show is also very reasonable here. Alex had a good time and he is looking forward to more.,

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