halifax has an experimental theatre festival called "fringe fest". this year we went to two performances with X.
female dancers from zimbabwe. there were two younger women and two older women displaying the dances/songs/rituals around young girls transitioning into womanhood. i thought it was wonderful, colorful, enthusiastic and energetic. X was almost able to handle the whole 60 minutes without fussing. at the end, they brought me and a few other ladies on-stage to dance. i wasnt even embarrassed. i definitely dance like a white robot, but their music, energy, and encouragement made me feel like...if id been raised in a zimbabwe village, i might have rhythm too. :)
hansel and gretel. a shortened show (50 minutes) just for kids. decent. it held Xs attention but i found it to be the least fun performance that we have taken her to thus far. the thing X liked the most was when the witch got pushed into the oven by gretel. of course. funnily enough, we actually bumped into a playgroup family there and a prenatal group mom...small town.