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We have no words...

Well, almost none, except for this: Angelin Preljocaj certainly knows how to make us listen to empty words. What an interesting, albeit challenging-to-sit-through performance at the Joyce Theater last Sunday when Ballet Preljocaj presented its final performance of Empty Moves....

Pennsylvania Ballet big changes

Well, the word is officially out. Haglund has been keeping this under his hat for weeks. As reported this evening in the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of ABT's most promising corpsmen, Sterling Baca, will be joining the Pennsylvania Ballet as a...

NYCB 4/23 EveJewels - so much more than accoutrement

Performance photos are prohibited at NYCB, but we couldn’t resist snapping a pic of the Rubies Corps de Ballet warming up next to the theater prior to last night’s performance of Jewels. Look at these beauties. This young Corps de.....

NYCB 4/22 – The Greening of Ballet

Yesterday was Earth Day. Spawned in 1970 during a time of energy shortages and high pollution, Earth Day became a way for enlightened citizens of all ages to collectively demonstrate a commitment to support, protect, and honor the environment. It...

Miami City Ballet @ Lincoln Center 4/13-14-15

When a ballet company other than New York City Ballet performs a Balanchine work in New York, the reaction is usually “Ugh, why?” – except in the case of Miami City Ballet where the reaction is the equivalent of fashion’s...

Bocca brewings 4/13

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Here is yet another reference to an offer by ABT to Julio Bocca in El Pais (second paragraph) in which the author advocates that Uruguay use Bocca's departure as an opportunity to build from within. Can't argue with that. A...

Miami City Ballet opens tonight

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund is quivering with excitement at the prospect of our own Simone Messmer debuting in the lead of Balanchine's Serenade when Miami City Ballet opens at Lincoln Center tonight. It is such a relief that this artist, who is an...

Bocca brewings continued

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Here is an in depth article from Uruguay's El Telescopio that gives a thoughtful analysis and rundown of the matters that led Ballet Nacional Sodre to its present crisis. The writer cautions not to misread the Minister of Culture's reaction...

High Strung

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

High Strung, the movie that opened nationwide yesterday starring the former Mariinsky dancer Keenan Kampa, an American, and Nicholas Galitzine (The Beat Beneath My Feet - 2014), was a pleasant surprise. No violence, no blood, no one gets slapped or...

Bocca brewings

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Thanks to Haglund'eeler, NewYorkie, for sending us this link from the Uruguayan weekly newspaper that says after six years at the helm of BNS, Julio Bocca has been offered $1 million per year to run ABT. Let's hope that's true...

SODRE Board backs Bocca

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Still far from over, but definitely on the right track, it seems. Uruguay's El Pais reports that in the past few hours, the institutional board of directors of SODRE which controls Uruguay's national ballet, symphony orchestra, choral group, and chamber...

observations 4/6

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

What a busy week on the blog! NYCB has posted the first week of casting, and there is much to look forward to including Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Tiler Peck and Rebecca Krohn in Emeralds, Ashly Issacs' debut in...

The Wizard of Oz in Wellington, Kansas New Zealand?

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore. This exciting production is happening way, way over the rainbow on the other side of the world. The Royal New Zealand Ballet is readying its world premiere of Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia’s fantastical production...

PSA

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Tickets are available here as is a lovely video from last year's benefit performance.

observations 4/3

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Beautiful Laura Hildago (one of our all-time favorite ABT Tharp Bombers) as Titania in Liam Scarlett's production of A Midsummer's Night Dream at Queensland Ballet where Laura is a principal dancer. It just opened a couple of days ago and...

Pennsylvania Ballet 3/30 & 4/1Here we go again...The angst & yank of contemporary ballet

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Almost 21 years ago, Angel Corella made his celebrated debut with American Ballet Theatre as the Bronze Idol in La Bayadere. The following year Angel was named a principal dancer, the first and as yet the only Spaniard to reach...

observations 3/29

Pennsylvania Ballet opens tonight at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea. Haglund is very excited to see this company again after witnessing its triumphant new Don Quixote a couple of weeks ago in Philly. Unfortunately, he has to miss this opening...

Happy Easter, Peeps

From the Washington Post, the Corps de Peeps: Oh, that Sugar Shower....

observations 3/25

Well, this made Haglund's day and cost him a big chunk of change for a ticket - but all for a good cause, now doubly so.

Paul Taylor Dance Company 3/23Fall in love again with Diversion of Angels

People, people, people – Get to PTDC to see Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels danced to the most exquisite interpretation of Norman Dello Joio’s score by the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and you will fall in love again. It is,...

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