Whoa, this almost got by old Haglund.
We knew that the Royal New Zealand Ballet planned to take its new Stiefel/Kobborg production of Giselle to China next year, but now it seems that there is a trip to NYC planned also. In a filmed interview for TVNZ, AD Ethan Stiefel and the director of the new RNZB feature film, Toa Fraser, spoke about filming the production while the company tours New Zealand "before heading to China and New York next year."
The interview includes some brief footage of Gillian Murphy in Acts I & II (watch the huge lift by Qi Huan's Albrecht) and, of course, what would an interview with Stiefel be without footage from Center Stage - except this footage shows Radetsky!
Who could possibly be surprised that Stiefel is bringing RNZB and its Giselle starring Gillian Murphy to NYC? Well, possibly Kevin McKenzie who has never given her the chance to dance the title role in her 16 years with ABT. There's nothing like having your bad decisions shoved in your face in the center of Manhattan.