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Gelsey Kirkland Ballet – Don Quixote 5/16 eve

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

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!

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...

OMG STE-L-L-L-A!!!!

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

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

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 […]

ABT & NYCB 5/12 The thrill of the customized ballet evening

Given the ballet offerings at Lincoln Center last night, Haglund would have expected to attend the most classical ballet La Sylphide with Herman Cornejo at ABT and then race across the plaza to watch Ashley Bouder tear through NYCB's Theme...

observations 5/12

Just want to remind everyone that some real ballerinas will be in control of Les Sylphides at Wednesday's matinee. Veronika Part, Stella Abrera, Sarah Lane along with Joseph Gorak will head the cast. These are the pros who McKenzie relegated...

Living a lie

"I was living a lie." "Were you a good liar?" "The best." And so began the conversation in this evening’s edition of CBS 60 Minutes which basically was an hour that focused on two professional liars and manipulators. The first,...

observations 5/9

Get Ready, San Diego. New York City Ballet is coming your way. The company will appear at the beautiful San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday, October 10th as part of the La Jolla Music Society's 2015-2016 season which was just...

Premiere 5/7NYCB's La Sylphide soars

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Pardon the sticky fingers, but Haglund woke up this morning with a hankering for homemade cinnamon Danish, probably the aftereffect of enjoying last night’s premiere of New York City Ballet’s new La Sylphide. We’re so proud to see NYCB take...

Love letters to Giselle

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Belle of the ballet world for almost two centuries, Giselle has an eternal charm. We asked Maina Gielgud, whose breathtaking production of the ballet we perform; our Artistic Director David McAllister; Principal Artist Amber Scott; and our Wardrobe Production Manager … Continue reading ?

observations 5/7

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We're plenty excited about the NYCB premiere of La Sylphide tonight. Those props had better behave themselves. All of the upcoming casts are fantastic: Hyltin & DeLuz, Bouder & Veyette, Peck & Garcia, and Lovette & Huxley. You know, Huxley...

NYCB 5/5Uke Abuse at the Ballet

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Cinco de Mayo was observed in many parts of the city last night – in different ways. About cinco minutes into Anthony Catazaro’s debut as Apollo, a substance like slippery mayo on the grip of his uke caused him to...

observations 5/6

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

ABT has made more alterations to the spring season casting. Marcelo Gomes has been deleted from Gillian Murphy's cast of Ashton's Cinderella and replaced by Alex Hammoudi. On the heels of the end of the season, Gomes is slated to...

Becoming a ghost

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Annie Carroll, a former dancer with The Australian Ballet, tells us what it’s like to dance as a member of the wilis, Giselle’s eerie back-from-the-dead brides. I was raised in a house heaving with ballet films, books, and photographs, so … Continue reading ?

Black & White reigns supreme

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Whew, what a week of American culture on the West Side of Manhattan. New York City Ballet wrapped up its first week of the spring season - all Balanchine classics - in fine form. Haglund managed to squeeze in six...

Amy Harris: The Ballet Mummy

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In November 2014, Senior Artist Amy Harris and Coryphée Jarryd Madden welcomed their daughter Willow into the world. Twelve weeks later, Amy began the process of returning to the barre. We love that our dancers can also be mothers (and … Continue reading ?

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