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Zodiac Costumer Designer – Eduardo Sicangco

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern   The stunning costumes and magical sets just appear for each performance, right? This thought might have crossed your mind a time or two but I am here to discuss the detailed thought process in the costume design process that took place for Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s world […]

The Tony Awards this SundayCBS-TV 8:00 PM EDT (1:00 AM Monday London)

9 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Oh man, oh man, oh man. We are excited about this. An American in Paris - 12 nominations including: Robert Fairchild Leanne Cope Christopher Wheeldon Londoners: CBS will live-stream the program on its website. Hope it's not geo-blocked. You will...

Getting Dreamy at Jardin Tan

11 hours agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

A fairy flits into the sylvan setting of Jardin Tan … The latest in the marriages of our Year of Beauty ballets with dishes created by the Vue de monde Group chefs is a symphony of greens … and spices! … Continue reading ?

The Dancers Company on tour

11 hours agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Steven Heathcote, one of The Australian Ballet’s all-time greats, will be leading The Dancers Company’s tour of regional Australia this year. We got his thoughts on life on the road. What was your first encounter with The Dancers Company? I … Continue reading ?

observations 6/2

Transparency and honesty would be nice, although it's never expected from ABT. Marcelo Gomes has intimated strongly that he's dancing Solor in a La Bayadere this week, but ABT has yet to put his name on the schedule. Natalia Osipova...

ABT's CFO on Dr. Phil yesterday

Dr. Phil: So, Andy, how's that "Starve Strategy" working for you now? Mr. Taylor: It's William. Dr. Phil: Say wut? Mr. Taylor: My name is William. Dr. Phil: Oh, got it. William. How's that "Starve Strategy" that you were blabbing...

ABT 5/29 & 5/30 matSleeping Beauty and other restorations

Friday was the official opening day for the observatory at the new One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, and Haglund was there among the masses who snaked along queues for nearly two hours before packing into an elevator that.....

Foreign notes sing praises for Stella Abrera's Giselle

The former arts editor of the The Australian for ten years was in New York for Stella Abrera's ABT debut as Giselle. Deborah Jones witnessed Stella's debut with the Australian Ballet in the same role a couple of months ago....

ABT 5/27 Mat & EvePaloma & Xiomara retire with style

Of the three principal ballerinas retiring this season, one has retained nearly all of her technique but seemed to have lost some of her spirit along the way over the years, one lost nearly all of her technique but retained...

The man behind the sounds of Zodiac: Ross Edwards

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Aries? Taurus? Leo? Whatever your Zodiac sign might be, Houston Ballet has the perfect performance for you! Houston Ballet is proud to announce Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s world premiere of Zodiac. The company will perform Zodiac in a mixed repertory featuring works from some of the most talented choreographers called […]

observations 5/25

The Mariinsky Ballet gave the debut of our glorious Stella Abrera in Giselle opposite Vladimir Shklyarov far greater coverage than ABT did. Stella's picture and/or name are all over their Twitter, Facebook, and VK accounts. The Mariinsky social media audience...

NYCB La Sylphide 5/23 matABT Giselle 5/23 eveThe best ballet hangover – ever

The spirits were flowing freely from one end of Lincoln Center to the other on Saturday. Haglund was happy drunk as a skunk all day long. First, you can take the afternoon’s debut cast of NYCB’s La Sylphide and just...

observations 5/22

The New York Post reports that David Koch isn't going to help fund the renovation of the new David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Well, who's surprised. They couldn't exactly put his name on it since his name is already...

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet – Don Quixote 5/16 eve

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

When the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Dance and the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet move to their new home in the St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater in Brooklyn this June, they’ll not only have five large studios and a 300-seat theater at.....

observations 5/17

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

When Haglund awoke early this morning, his mailbox already contained a report that Yuriko Kajiya and Aaron Robison were phenomenal in last night's performance of Giselle outdoors under the stars and moon in Houston Ballet's production at the Miller Outdoor...

NYCB 5/15 – The pups are loose!

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Watching the young NYCB pups race on stage to run with the big dogs makes Haglund’s heart sing. In last night’s blistering and beautiful Symphony in C, Ashly Isaacs and Joseph Gordon tore through the Third Movement: Allegro Vivace with...


2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Giselle, Saturday night opposite Shklyarov and Veronika!! I knew that my eyes weren't playing tricks on me, but now the casting has been changed back to the original casting. WTF? (15 mins later) Whew – so, now it's back the...

observations 5/15

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Is the ABT principal with the stress fracture going to dance on it or is she going to be replaced? Is McKenzie in a mad dash to bring in more guest artists to cover someone who is supposed to be...

ABT – Les Sylphides, Jardin aux Lilas, Rodeo 5/13 Mat

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

In his review of ABT’s opening night performance, the NYT’s Alastair Macaulay said that since 1977-78 he has been bewildered in his efforts to pin down what characterizes a correct or inspired Les Sylphides. He then fully illustrated his admitted...

FREE Performance at Miller Outdoor Theater – This weekend only!

By: Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Houston Ballet returned from its Canada tour ready to perform in Houston! The dancers are back in the studio preparing for this weekend’s three FREE performances of Giselle and Clear at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Here to express her excitement about performing Giselle for the first time is Principal Dancer Melody […]

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