Monday, November 27, 2006
The French Club is planning to go San Francisco to watch a seven-headed mouse lead his mouse army into battle a with wooden soldiers at the San Francisco Ballet Dec. 15.
Go the the S.F. Ballet's website for more information.
The club is going to see "The Nutcracker Suite," as performed by the world-famous dancers of the S.F. Ballet.
Originally club adviser Ronald Wallace had anticipated the club would go to the San Francisco Culinary Academy, but members decided it would be best to go see the ballet, said Wallace.
“It was [their] idea to go to the ballet, and it was something that would not have occurred to me,” he said.
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipa, conforms more closely to a revision of the original story by Alexdander Dumas. In the story, a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
In the past, the French Club has gone to Cirque du Soleil, French restaurants, and the Culinary Academy for their semester trips. The purpose of the fieldtrips is to raise money for the club, said Wallace.
“Its [also] an exposure to French culture that club members may not have access to in Union City,” said Wallace.
The ticket price for the Nutcracker Ballet range from $45 to $50, depending on the seats they acquire, says Wallace. But he says that some students can go for free if they have given the effort to contribute to the club.
But Wallace says he is not disappointed by the change of plans. “Anything that’s a new cultural experience and is something that is related to French is a good thing,” said Wallace.