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Eesti mainest Ameerikas – Ida-Euroopa geto

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The Change You Want To See

The Change You Want To See, You Can Be

Olen saanud tagasidet, et blogis on liiga palju inglise keelt, postitusi bändidest ja muusikutest, kellest inimesed eriti ei tea 😀 ja liiga vähe kõigest muust.  Püüan seda viga parandada…

Üks huvitav korduma kippuv tähelepanek eestlasena, tüdrukuna konkreetsemalt, on see, et Eestil ON kahjuks üldiselt päris tugev Ida-Euroopa geto maine. Mind see vahepeal jubedalt ärritab, eriti kuna paljud tahavad kohe tekitada asjaga mingit Vene-seost. Mis on on iseenesest ju mõnes mõttes põhjendatud, aga teadagi, eestlasele kogu see teema ju ei meeldi.  Üks rabavamaid momente oli kui üks tüüp konkreetselt küsis, kas ma pole üllatatud kui palju erinevaid hambapastamarke Ameerikas on… ! 😀 See oli muidugi nii hullult naljakas juhtum :D. Aga jah, kahjuks, ükskõik kuidas Eesti ka ei pingutaks, tundub, et Ida-Euroopa geto maine jääb DSCN0401talle veel tükiks ajaks külge. Mina isiklikult arvan, et Eesti on viimase 6-7 aasta jooksul päris palju muutunud ja on nüüd õige mitu kraadi tsiviliseeritum kui enamus inimesi, vähemalt Ameerikas, näivad arvavat. Ja hambapastasid on ju ka piisavalt, kuigi, tõsi küll, Ameerikas on rohkem :D! Aga tänapäeval on imelik arvata, et inimesed Eestis on vähem informeeritud kui inimesed Ameerikas – pigem vastupidi? Ja internet on ju kõigil.

Tüdrukuna tähendab see maine ja teatud aktsent, kuigi minu oma polevat tüüpiliselt just eesti oma, veel seda, et paljudele võid tunduda kerge saak. Ma enda arust küll ei käitu sedaviisi. Aga arvatavasti on see teatud eksootika moment paljude siinsete tutvuste taga, vähemalt esialgselt.

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June 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ New York City Ballet and Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rose

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New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet

Being so well connected 😉  I got a ticket for New York City Ballet last night – to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream – music by F. Mendelssohn choreography by George Balanchine (also one of the founders of NYCB). I haven’t been that much of a ballet-enthusiast so far, but really enjoyed it – who wouldn’t, the level of it all was just amazing, as one would expect from New York. What I found really weird about it though was the (american?) audience applauding between scenes and giving a really rushed short applause in the end. After the curtains fall would be the time to  show one’s appreciation, I would think, as this show certainly deserved. But yeah, anyway, in New York, even ballet is good 😀 😀 Wouldn’t mind going again at all.

And as an every-other-Wednesday thing went to Rose to hear Mark Guiliana’s Thing. Somehow, don’t know if it was me, it didn’t get me so much into it this time. The line-up was different, so maybe I just couldn’t share the vibe.  Yeah, it’s a relief not to be that obsessed anymore, I was a bit worried about becoming a stalker already.

I noticed that they have an interesting drinks deal at Rose – you get a beer and a shot of whiskey for $6. I tried the whiskey (wasn’t that good, unfortunately, but what a great idea). I had such an interesting conversation with a young alto player from LA – in many ways he must be one of the most American people I’ve met here, as much I do have a stereotype for Americans in my mind. Otherwise the people I’ve been meeting in New York have mostly been quite different from this. I don’t mind either way –  it’s so interesting just to observe. That must be one of my favorite things about being here.

Written by Ines

June 18, 2009 at 11:19 am

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ New York City Ballet and Mark Guiliana’s Thing @ Rose

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New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet

Being so well connected 😉  I got a ticket for New York City Ballet last night – to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream – music by F. Mendelssohn choreography by George Balanchine (also one of the founders of NYCB). I haven’t been that much of a ballet-enthusiast so far, but really enjoyed it – who wouldn’t, the level of it all was just amazing, as one would expect from New York. What I found really weird about it though was the (american?) audience applauding between scenes and giving a really rushed short applause in the end. After the curtains fall would be the time to  show one’s appreciation, I would think, as this show certainly deserved. But yeah, anyway, in New York, even ballet is good 😀 😀 Wouldn’t mind going again at all.

And as an every-other-Wednesday thing went to Rose to hear Mark Guiliana’s Thing. Somehow, don’t know if it was me, it didn’t get me so much into it this time. The line-up was different, so maybe I just couldn’t share the vibe.  Yeah, it’s a relief not to be that obsessed anymore, I was a bit worried about becoming a stalker already.

I noticed that they have an interesting drinks deal at Rose – you get a beer and a shot of whiskey for $6. I tried the whiskey (wasn’t that good, unfortunately, but what a great idea). I had such an interesting conversation with a young alto player from LA – in many ways he must be one of the most American people I’ve met here, as much I do have a stereotype for Americans in my mind. Otherwise the people I’ve been meeting in New York have mostly been quite different from this. I don’t mind either way –  it’s so interesting just to observe. That must be one of my favorite things about being here.

Written by Ines

June 18, 2009 at 11:19 am