Friday night was the finale of Battlestar Galactica, in which four years of death and horror ended in reconciliation, peace, and hope. Although I have reservations (technophobia and the Chariots of the Gods thing: two of my pet peeves) I was able to set them aside while I was watching.
Saturday was the dancesofvicenyc “Le Sacre du Printemps” Spring Ball at the Montauk Club. I didn’t dance as much as at previous events, since I arrived too late for the waltz lesson and the rest of the evening was crammed with events. However, I did enjoy the various performances, particularly Melora Creager (Sweeney Todd mini-set FTW!) and Company XIV (the piece they danced, which seemed to draw on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, isn’t listed in their online repertory; I wonder if it was new?). There were many beautiful ensembles with a fairy-tale flair; I wish I’d managed to get a good picture of one lady who was wearing what looked like a cross between a pannier and a trellis. My own outfit was inspired by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Hollywood’s cheerfully anachronistic 1935 version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, topped with the Nancy Storace Mob Cap of Topsy Turvy Design; it went over well, especially the hat.
Then it was up (relatively) bright and early for a “Meet the Programmers” brunch at Film Forum. I was pleased to hear that both a Shakespeare series and a science fiction series are in the works. Afterward, I bought a ticket for the 2 p.m. showing of Z, a fantastic cinema à clef about the 1963 assassination of Gregoris Lambrakis and the subsequent investigation that uncovered the right-wing conspiracy behind it. The film is running through March 31; if you’re a fan of political thrillers, check it out.