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observations 7-30

19 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

If you haven't seen National Ballet of Canada's The Winters Tale, rush to get a ticket to one of the final three performances at Lincoln Center. Check back here tonight or tomorrow for Haglund's review. –––––––––––––––––––– Monday at 10:00am, BAM...

Attention, mes amis Parisiens

The Frenchman, Alexandre Hammoudi, will be dancing the principal role of Désiré in ABT's Sleeping Beauty on Tuesday, September 6 opposite the exquisite could-be-French-too-if-she-wanted Stella Abrera as Aurora. Hammoundi was born in Paris and was the pupil of Paris Opera...

observations 7-25

Beginning this November, José Manuel Carreño will become the Artistic Director of Ballet de Monterrey, a company that includes many Cubans within its roster of forty dancers. Here is merely one of them, Ernesto Mejica, rehearsing Acteon four years ago....

Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalLincoln Center and Darlene Love deliver!

There are some performers who shouldn’t retire from the stage – Baryshnikov, Jagger, and Darlene Love. Oh my goodness. Did Lincoln Center ever do itself proud last night with its sensational presentation of Darlene Love and her band under the...

Another black eye for ballet while making America grate again

This is not a political blog. In fact, we go out of our way to avoid national political hot-topics even though they might draw parallels to the dance world and even supply a little humor. But now this. This is...

observations 7-16

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival begins next week. On Saturday (7/23) Dance Theatre of Harlem company & school will perform on the Hearst Plaza (by the reflecting pool) at 2:00pm. Then at 7:30pm Darlene Love will take the stage....

Opening preview performanceCATS – The new life begins

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund used to walk by the Winter Garden Theater and wonder when in the heck that CATS musical would close. He’d seen it a few times over its 18 year run, knew a few of the cats in it who...

No, no, no Melanie

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

One of Haglund's favorite ballerinas, Melanie Hamrick, has been seeded by Mick Jagger, so says London's Guardian and Page Six of the NY Post. Even though her potential was never even close to being realized at ABT, we will miss...

ABT's fall season ????

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

How curious that ABT simply left Herman Cornejo off the Fall listing of principal dancers without an explanation. Three days after the close of the season, he's scheduled to perform at City Center as part of the Vail Dance Festival/ReMixNYC...

observations 7-10

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The new Jessica Lang piece that ABT will premiere on October 21st utilizes seven women and three men and carries the theme of women hitting the proverbial ceiling which stops them from growing. Set to Fanny Mendelssohn's The Year with...

observations 7-8

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Argentina offered Julio Bocca the job of Minister of Culture and Director of Teatro Colón after the current minister resigned. Julio declined and said that he was not yet prepared to run a theater in general. When asked if he...

observations 7-5

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Thanks much to the Southern California early-rising Haglund'eeler who brought to our attention this article about Stella Abrera that appears on the front page of the arts section in today's LA Times. –––––––––––––––––––– Is this necessary? "The book also looks...

ABT Sleeping Beauty 7/1It's not Aurora who needs waking up at ABT

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Nine years ago when the ill-fated Kirkland/McKenzie Sleeping Beauty premiered during the Spring season at The Metropolitan Opera House, Sarah Lane was 22-years-old and in the corps de ballet. She had already spectacularly danced the lead in Balanchine’s Theme and...

Congratulations to Blaine Hoven

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Blaine Train is back on track again with a truly deserved, long deserved promotion to soloist. We can't wait to see him leading the big classical works. But if you think this hasn't been a long wait, think again....

ABT 6/30Golden Sleeping Beauty

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

There is an abundance of gold in Alexei Ratmansky’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Many if not most of the court costumes designed by Richard Hudson flaunt the excess of wealth (without the underlying stigma of evilness) through generous bold gold...

observations 6-28

It's almost here. We certainly have been patient all these years. After starring in a dozen or so performances of Aurora in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's acclaimed production, our Stella Abrera finally gets to dance the role on her...

ABT Romeo and Juliet 6/23Unions shattered; plunging into despair, happily

It was an evening of unions shattered. No one could have predicted such a disastrous outcome of a commitment so strong that it was valued more than life itself. CNN Reporter: Mr. Shakespeare, what say you about the vote on...

ABT – Romeo and Juliet 6/21

Cultures collide. Battles ensue. Love springs from hate. Innocents die. And so it goes... And so it went Tuesday night when Diana Vishneva's Juliet was sucked into the vortex of tragedy with Marcelo Gomes’ Romeo whirling right behind her. Two...

Divine dives

Just sayin', there are Sleeping Beauty lessons to be learned from this 41 second vid of the Royal Ballet's lovely Lauren Cuthbertson and the cokehead who threw away his career. She possesses such stunning composure, grandeur, and pristine style as...

ABT 6/13 Swan Lake stokes the famished crowd

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The rooster may have laid a big egg last week, but this week the swans are a-swimming with smooth grace. ABT opened its week of Swan Lakes with a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer performance starring Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes. Charlton Heston could...

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