My professor is offering extra credit for attending and writing up a short paragraph about the St. Petersburg Ballet, which will perform Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet on April 17th. I don't want to pass up the chance for extra credit, so I got tickets (free to us students).
Yet, and I must be honest, I'm not into ballet at all! Watching other people's bodies gracefully flounce around isn't exactly my idea of a good time. I certainly don't mind the music, but ballet seems . . . dare I say . . . effeminate!
Is this just the result of growing up never taking that kind of dance seriously? Is it ignorant and childish to think like this? Or is it natural to be a bit uneasy about such an overt form of art? I'm going to make myself go, I might need that extra credit, but it's making me nervous!