The 1976 photo below by A. Klushkina of Vasiliev and Maximova taken from the YAGP and City Center websites epitomizes where love of ballet and love for one another meet. What an elegant, passionate, vibrant image.
According to the program currently published on the YAGP website, we are going to be treated to a stupendous program that will include opening comments by the legendary Carla Fracci, Mariinsky Ballet's Yevgenia Obraztsova in Vasiliev's Sentimental Walse, ABT's Veronika Part and Gray Davis in Vasiliev's Macbeth, dancers from Moiseyev, Ashton's Cinderella PdD by the Royal Ballet's Sarah Lamb and Sergei Polunin, Ashton's Dance of the Blessed Spirits by ABT's David Hallberg, and Polina Semionova, Daniil Simkin, Sarah Lane, Luis Ribagorda, Ashley Bouder, and then The Great One, himself, Vladimir Vasiliev, will perform a Piece d'Occasion with Daria Khokhlova.
We've come to expect last minute program changes at these galas, but the YAGP folks have never disappointed us. We've also come to expect less than orderly audiences at these events, so Haglund will be practicing his shushing and Sit! all week long in preparation.
Don't miss this event!