Monday, June 16, 2008

Bring On The Swans, Two By Tutu

Another Count From Romania

This is clearly a case of not enough eiderdown. A Romanian ballet buff has reported the national ballet to trading standards officers - because they didn't have enough swans in a performance of Swan Lake. Florin Balcescu claims original notes for the Tchaikovsky work show there should be 24 swans on stage. He is enraged because he counted just 16.

FOOTNOTE: Down time.

6 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Sounds like a touch of.....wait for it David..;o).. 'Swan-upmanship to me.. ha!

polona said...

brilliant wordplay... the ballet director must have been a quack.

Zathyn Priest said...

I think he needs to find another hobby and stop being so anal retentive.

Mima said...

I can't believe that someone could get irate enough about this to go to Trading Standards - unbelievable.

willow said...

I think I'd tell him to go "jump in the lake".

Christina LMT said...

Nit-picky, isn't he?! I think all arts would be incredibly boring and stagnant if it were exactly the same every. single. time.

That guy needs to take a chill-pill.