A man’s life is irrevocably changed when he has children. Barbies, tea parties, dressing up, and reams of Frozen have all become commonplace. Additional popular choices for a female father include ballet and tutus.
One group of fathers grew weary of their daughters enjoying ballet at the exclusion of them. They therefore founded their own ballet company for a unique presentation.
If these fathers were going to pursue ballet, they would devote themselves entirely to the timeless Swan Lake.
For their big performance, eight dads donned white shirts, shorts, and pink tutus. They gathered before going on stage for a Women’s Day event where they showcased their best performances. These fathers practiced so they wouldn’t show up unprepared as if it were the big game.
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, written in 1875, has remained a favorite among ballet aficionados all around the world.
Swan Lake tells the story of “Prince Siegfried and Odette, a lovely swan princess.” Odette, a sorcerer’s apprentice, spends her days as a swan drowning in a pool of tears and her nights as a charming human. The couple quickly falls in love. Things aren’t always as straightforward as they appear in most fairy tales, and the sorcerer has a few more tricks up his sleeve. Odile, his daughter, enters the picture. The ballet closes with bewilderment, forgiveness, and a lovely ending with Siegfried and Odette forever together.
The dance bears the impression of a ballet dance since the fathers clearly practiced it, despite their limited dancing ability. They do an offbeat pirouette, plié, and grand jeté across the dance floor. This dance is incredibly entertaining to see because of their enthusiasm and desire to have some fun with themselves.
The fathers chose “Dance of the Little Swans” from Swan Lake to perform to. It is one of the most renowned dances in the performance and is generally performed in the second act.
The choreography “was designed to resemble how cygnets cluster and move together for protection… Dancers form a line on stage and march across with their arms crossed in front of them, clutching the hands of the dancers behind them. As they go sideways, they make sixteen pas de chat. The dancers should preferably move in perfect or near-perfect synchrony. They eventually break their chain and try to “fly,” only to tumble to the ground.
These “little swans” do not sing in perfect unison, but they try. The «little swans» receive an A for effort.
If they were nervous about performing in front of their audience, they should not have been anxious. The entire audience applauds the dancers throughout the presentation. As they fall to the ground in their last pose, the audience explodes. The women in these men’s lives recognize how much fun they are prepared to enjoy.
Watch a group of fun-loving males put on an incredible and hilarious ballet performance in the video below!