Blog Profile / Haglund's Heel


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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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observations 1-19

7 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Much support from H.H. goes out to ABT's dancers and stage managers who have authorized a strike in the event that AGMA contract negotiations do not come to a satisfactory resolution soon. We reported earlier that ABT gave its mediocre...

observations 1-9

Loved getting another ABT brochure in the mail today with photos of Marcelo Gomes and his performance dates listed for the spring season -- this one's a keeper. Natalia "This Met stage isn't big enough for me" Osipova is shown...

NYCB jungle Monkey business

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Makumba (who is keeping her weight a secret, thank you) is a little tired of being ignored. Makumba grunts, “But what about all the women who are happy that they screwed their male bosses and got ahead for it? If...

New York City BalletPeter Martins resigns

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Thank goodness Haglund withheld his year-end contribution from NYCB. Things could slide downhill fast. Sterling Hyltin indicated it has been upsetting to see former dancers trying to speak to the press on behalf of current dancers who respect Martins and...

2017, an odd year

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Odd and ugly. Let's hope that 2018 brings evenness to our breathing again and an improved ability to handle the hysteria whipped up by the media’s hyperbolic reporting to generate online clicks and income – and of course, to create....

Merry Christmas

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Life is messy. But at the end of the day, all the colorful flimsy paper goes to the trash heap and then to the dump where it will soak up the pungent odor of rancid reactionary over-reach and other garbage....

1st Preview PerformanceMary Shelley's Frankenstein

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The monstrously multi-talented Robert Fairchild is now on stage as the title character in Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s production "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at the Signature Center. Last night’s first preview performance was delayed some 45 minutes due to technical/electrical...

NYT trips over its own Holy double standard

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

“[Glenn Thrush] behaved in ways that we do not condone.” “While we believe that Glenn has acted offensively, we have decided that he does not deserve to be fired,” sang The New York Times about its own employee today when...

NYCB Nutcracker 12/12

Haglund is very excited about seeing next week's first performance of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center at 42nd St and 10th Ave. Robert Fairchild...

Royal New Zealand Ballet hits back at former dancer's claims of abuse

Well, gall dang, a ballet company finally stood up to a disgruntled former dancer's claim of "abuse". Yeah, it happened on the other side of the world, but hey, that's a start. To a dancer's claim of constant belittlement, being...

It's enough to turn a person into a Republican

Now the New York Times has uncovered five people who claim they were either physically or verbally abused by Peter Martins, and the chief dance critic has taken time out from admiring little children's bodies to weigh-in with a proclamation...

Stay calm and carry on

So the wife of the man who has been making frequent trips to Manhattan from Seattle to make hokey presentations in order to position himself as a contender to replace Peter Martins when he retires has now tossed out some...

observations 12-6

The gorgeous Valerie Tereshchenko just won the prestigious 2017 Telstra Ballet Dancer of the Year Award. Telstra, which has partnered with The Australian Ballet to make the award annually since 2003, does so to support the aspirations and development of...

observations 12-4

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

While The New York Times is busy front-paging every sexual exploit it can find, could it perhaps reserve a moment or two to investigate its chief dance critic's arrest and jailing by the Scarborough police in England in 1998 for...

observations 11-29

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Ballet Nacional del Sodre has finally named a replacement for Julio Bocca. Igor Yebra, a member of the generation of startlingly good dancers from the Victor Ullate School in Spain that produced Angel Corella, Joaquin De Luz, and Tamara Rojo,...

observations 11-21

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Aussies are going to love, love, love our Yuriko Kajiya as Aurora in tomorrow's matinee performance of Sleeping Beauty with The Australian Ballet in Sydney. Such a complete, completely glorious, and gloriously honest artist... Click on Nicola Curry's I-gram...

Stealing from a dead woman Brigadoon @ NY City Center 11/15

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Drip. Drip. Drip. Here comes the wet blanket with its nap scruffed the wrong way. Frowning wet blanket – uh-oh. The good news is that Robert Fairchild’s theatrical and dance portrayal of Harry Beaton in last night’s gala concert presentation...

observations 11-9

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Now this is somekinda Grigorovich Lift! Holy Moly. Fearless Stella. And that Hammoudi can hit a moving target pretty well. A post shared by Alexandre Hammoudi (@alexhammoudi) on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:24pm PST We wonder if Jared and Yuriko...

Chicago – Auditorium TheaterJoffrey Ballet – Giselle 10/28 matinee

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

"Space is the breath of art," he said. "To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, that is to have been educated in knowledge of simplicity.” We don’t know if the...

Road update

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We didn't mean to startle anyone by driving the wrong way up 9th Ave yesterday but we were in a hurry to get out of town and on the road to Chicago. And we made it to Chicago with time...

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