That's the view from the 3rd Tier at Chelsea Piers Golf Club driving range on Pier 59 along the Hudson River in Manhattan where the All-The-Balls-You-Want-And-Can-Handle smorgasbord from 6:30am to 9:30am weekdays is a real test of manhood. A few days in a row of limitless balls and you'll find yourself with a nasty case of Golf Fingers, yes, Golf Fingers which need to be submerged in a mug of ice water several times a day until the swelling subsides. Ballet dancers have it so easy compared to golfers.
Yes, the summer is waning and as you can see below, already, The Leaves Are Fading:
which reminds us, why is there no casting published for ABT's fall performances yet? Stella Abrera dancing in the leading central PdD in Tudor's The Leaves Are Fading will be one of the few highlights unless Kevin McKenzie cuts her off at the knees in this rep, too. Haglund isn't buying tickets until that casting goes up, and he recommends that everyone hold off until we know for sure exactly what we're buying. Buyer Beware.
The highlight of the fall dance season is going to be NYCB's thrill-packed four-week ballet-party with a Gala Evening Hommage à Valentino that is sure to be off the charts in terms of glam and high fashion designed by the great Valentino. VALENTINO. Unbelievable. Get your tickets immediately if you haven't already done so. All theater rings are for sale and there are $29 seats. Less than a month to go.