Ariel and I saw the Paris ballet perform "Paquita" last weekend at the Egg. It's lesser known 19th century ballet. Colorful costuming, simple set design and a rather enthusiastic crowd. Next weekend we are going to see 白蛇传 or "The Tale of the White Snake," a Beijing opera about a seductive snake spirit who charms a young scholar.
Some other, possibly crazy news to tell, but I'm going to patiently wait until I know exactly what I'm doing. No decisions or plans for at least 2 more days. No worries.
(Late news, but here is some fair coverage of Ti-bet from the BBC that at least allows the possibility of China discussing it's own affairs.)