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Posts on Regator:1310
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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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observations 9-11

Saddened but not surprised to hear that Robert Fairchild will leave New York City Ballet in a month. His final performances will be October 14th and 15th in Duo Concertant opposite Sterling Hyltin. BUT folks, don't miss him in Brigadoon...

observation 9-8

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

What interesting conflicting impressions we're reading about Daniil Simkin's departure for Staatballett Berlin. First, congratulations to him. Even though we don't know the details yet, we do know that he has plenty of artistic ambition and long-incubating creative dance ideas...

observations 9-4

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Thanks to our eagle-eyed Haglund'eeler, CS, who spotted this announcement in the U.K. blog, Ballet News. Cynthia Harvey and her En Avant Foundation, a coaching entity, are bringing in Julio Bocca and Alessandra Ferri to coach Harvey's senior level students...

Gotta love this . . .

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

because the truth is that no one could find any pictures of ABT dancers actually being "coached" by McKenzie; so, City Center had to pull out a picture of some NYCB stars from the company where in-house coaching matters. Sometimes.....

Bocca to resign from Sodre Ballet in 2018; Maria Riccetto's name being floated as his replacement

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This is big, big, big news from Uruguay's El Pais. The Minister of Education and Culture, Maria Julia Muñoz, confirmed in Parliament the resignation of Julio Bocca as director of the Ballet Nacional del Sodre. El Pais also contacted the...

observations 8-28

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

So sorry to have read the report this morning that flood waters are swirling over the main stages of the Wortham Theater Center in Houston where Houston Ballet was set to open a terrific season in about 10 days. Reportedly...

The Dog Days of Summer

Well, sort of… Ballet tends to shut down here during August; so, we’ve been filling our time by getting an early start on our Christmas cards, hanging out on the street down by the Trump Tower with a few thousand...

observations 8-7.1

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This is a shame. There's no doubt about the challenges of raising kids these days. It's almost a 24/7 job trying to keep track of them and keep them on the right road. We're now in a time when the...

observations 8-7

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Singing in front of the watermelons isn't such a bad gig. Here in Hell's Kitchen we're always trying to preserve and restore the small town charm of Manhattan. Our new village farm stand on 10th Ave at 44th, Farmacy, delighted...

observations 8-4

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We were surprised to see Craig Salstein’s bio disappear from the ABT website yesterday. We had heard (unconfirmed) that he was going to take a leave to be the Dance Captain for the Broadway revival of Carousel — “choreographed” by.....

observations 7-25

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We're so sorry to hear that Rebecca Krohn will retire from NYCB during the fall season, but it is wonderful to know that she and her lovely, unaffected, honest and scrupulous style of dancing are so valued by the boss...

Lincoln Center Festival 2017Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera BalletRunnin' the Jewels at LC

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Oh, Jeezle Pete, eyebrows are raising everywhere in Haglundville. Sorry, Mr. LL Cool J, your ballet-suggestive song is too tempting. Pardon our absence these past few days, but we’ve been giddy as a giddykipper while running up and down 10th...

observations 7-16

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Lincoln Center may never be able to out-do its outdoor free presentation last summer of Darlene Love in Damrosch Park. Oh lord, what a night that was. She was celebrating her 75th birthday and boasting how she still did three...

observation 7-10.1

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Thanks to Haglund'eeler melponeme_k for alerting us to the fact that Sarah Lane will be dancing the full Swan Lake opposite Vadim Muntagirov with the Kremlin Ballet at the VI International Ballet Festival – in the Kremlin, that is –...

observations 7/10

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Russian online media Ballet Insider reports today on Veronika Part's departure. They write that Veronika has confirmed that ABT and Kevin McKenzie promised to engage her during the 2017-2018 spring season at the Met, subsequently reduced her to Swan Lake...

Over & out on ABT's season

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The dramatic effect of Team Haglund Bantcho-Bantchevsky-ing over the Met Opera’s balcony railing at the conclusion of Veronika Part’s farewell performance today was muted probably as a result of the extra probiotics we all gulped down this past week to...

Congratulations to those who worked hard and earned the right to have their promotions shine without unfortunate overshadows

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

A thief will often try to spend stolen money as quickly as possible to destroy any evidence of his crime. The fact that McKenzie gave away Veronika's contract means nothing. Wrongs need to be righted whether the fix comes out...

ABT 7/3 & 7/5 evening Tchaikovsky ho-hum

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

It is a mystery why ABT occasionally pops a Balanchine ballet into a season. It’s as though they think that it’s not necessary to dance Balanchine regularly in order to dance him well. By “well” we mean at New York...

Stunning stupidity

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

What a slippery slope ABT is dancing on as it tries to unload premiere artist, Veronika Part, shortly before she turns 40 years old when she would then be protected from age discrimination. After 40, McKenzie might have to argue...

Petition re: Veronika Part on change.org

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This appeared on change.org a little after midnight. Excellent and very fast work by some of Veronika's most faithful supporters. Please consider signing the petition and passing it on via social media:

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