In one of the most embarrassing acquisitions in its history, ABT has hired the classless, graceless, unballetic, obnoxious, grandstanding, stump-legged Ivan Vasiliev as its latest principal.
What a freakin' joke this company has become.
Now they've got three Ardani properties, all of whom walk out on employers as easily as they walk out the door to go to the grocery. Not one of them is a top classical dancer in the world today. And every one of them relies on cheap, vulgar, sloppy gymnastics to woo the ignorant audiences who think they're seeing ballet. What a freakin' joke ABT has become. It deserves every empty seat, every lost donor, every lost subscription, every bad review.
It is such a shame that the artists who have come up through ABT's ranks are subjected to having these embarrassing and inferior circus performers brought in and held over their heads as being superior.
It's time for ABT to close up shop.