They wanted their own Obama as president; they got the French Rahm Emanuel—minus the ballet skills.
As he told the Times: “What you will see on Thursday is not a ballet, it is a haute couture show.”
And yet she chose to write her essay about giving up on ballet, rather than persevering once she'd tired of it.
Theatrical entertainment in which dancers, usually accompanied by music, tell a story or express a mood through their movements. The technique of ballet is elaborate and requires many years of training. Two classical ballets are Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Two great modern ballets are The Rite of Spring, composed by Igor Stravinsky, and Fancy Free, by Leonard Bernstein.