Well, if you missed tonight's live or live-streamed presentation of Works & Process at the Guggenheim, you missed one of W&P's best dance programs. Featuring the Royal Danish Ballet with commentary by John Meehan and Nikolaj Hubbe, the program had a huge amount of dance and charm. Haglund has his tickets to the RDB's presentation at Lincoln Center in June, and hopefully you have yours, too.
Hubbe is an engaging speaker and Meehan is an easy facilitator. He drew out of Hubbe that the RDB has engaged Alexei Ratmansky for a commission next year. Hubbe also identified several young European choreographers who he is investigating for work - the next generation so-to-speak.
Hubbe noted that the Danish trek to NYCB included Stanley Williams, Erik Bruhn, Ib Andersen, Adam Luders, Peter Martins, and himself. It's hard to believe that the Danish women haven't migrated to NYCB in greater numbers, because they are fantastic. Beautiful, soft, pliable feet that articulate the steps with crystalline clarity. Gosh, the last Danish woman to make her mark on the New York dance stages was Toni Lander at ABT, wasn't she? Anyway, the women were incredible, and La Sylphide in June is going to be a "Do Not Miss" event.
GODE NYHEDER! If you missed tonight's program, you have another chance to see it tomorrow night at 7:30 pm (Eastern U.S.). Click here tomorrow night:
The program content is listed in Haglund's earlier post here.