Nothing wrong with that – despite NYTimes critic Alastair Macaulay's claim that "As soon as American Ballet Theater introduces mixed bills to its repertory, the whole climate improves" and all of the specious arguments that followed in his review. He's simply registering his well-known preference for mixed repertory evenings as opposed to full length ballets. Despite the marginal attendance and corresponding low revenues, Macaulay called for ABT do more mixed repertory evenings which would have a further negative financial impact on the company. He also recently implied the need for enforcing ethnic stereotypes for performers in Don Quixote so that they look or actually are Hispanic. Haglund hopes that the NY Times hurries up and starts charging for online access to its content so that Macaulay's twisted wisdom will essentially disappear from the current readership's radar. He can't irritate or misguide who he can't reach.
Stella Abrera, Jared Matthews, Maria Riccetto, and Sascha
Radetsky as Hermia, Demetrius, Helena and Lysander were exceptional as the
confused couples and showed great comedic timing. Sarah Lane (Peaseblossom),
Anne Milewski (Cobweb), Renata Pavam (Moth) and Gemma Bond (Mustardseed) were
especially funny in their reactions when discovering Titiana had fallen in love