According to Sputnik news source, this week the Mariinsky Ballet will discuss with the Kennedy Center the programing plans for its 2016 visit which Yury Fateev said would occur around the same time next year. He said that there is the possibility that the length of the engagement will be increased.
Haglund's vote would be to bring La Sylphide, Raymonda, and Giselle but his old bones have the feeling that The Great Gatsby might get thrown into the mix for 2016.
Fateev also stressed that the Rite of Spring was requested by the Kennedy Center for this year's program.
The Brookyln engagement was so successful; why wouldn't they want to come back again next year?
Simone Messmer will perform with Tom Gold Dance on March 2 and March 3. We're not sure yet, but we think this might take place at the Kaye Playhouse. Details forthcoming.
A little update to today's observations:
Tonight as the Mariinsky Ballet performs in Washington DC to music played by the Kennedy Center Orchestra, its own orchestra will perform at Carnegie Hall in a program of Shchedrin, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev which will be broadcast/streamed live by medici tv. Here's the link for the 8PM performance tonight. Gergiev conducts. Denis Matsuev is the pianist.