Jennie Somogyi will be dancing FOUR times next week in Peter Martins' new ballet entitled Mirage with music composed and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and sets by Santiago Calatrava. The premiere is Tuesday (June 22nd) with repeat performances on Wednesday, Saturday matinee, and Saturday evening. Also dancing in Mirage will be Kathryn Morgan, Erica Pereira, Jared Angle, Chase Finlay, and Anthony Huxley. The guest violinist will be Leila Josefowicz.
Haglund is hopeful about this collaboration because of the high levels of experience of many involved - most notably Somogyi's. She's probably the company's most able when it comes to inhabiting modern music.
Even though Jennie Somogyi Week coincides with Swan Lake Week, Haglund recommends that everyone get to the Koch to see Jennie stoke this ballet.And while you're there, start peppering EVERYONE with questions about Sir Paul McCartney's new ballet score. He slipped off pointe in a BBC interview and Let It Be known that he was writing a score for a ballet company, but did not say for whom. The needle on the Haglund Hunch-O-Meter immediately swung wildly to the right - as in Right Here in New York.
Can you just imagine what that will be like? Lincoln Center will rock like never before.
Oh My Sweet Lord, Please Let It Be.