On March 23rd, Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya will perform Act III of Swan Lake with the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center, an 800 seat, $8,000,000 state of the art venue in Jackson. Haglund wishes he could go, but flights are too expensive. Once again this year, it is a crime that ABT is not allowing these two glorious dancers (and Stella Abrera) more meaningful opportunities to dance during the Met Season, especially when they are far more suited to the great Petipa roles, so many of which have been sorely miscast. This year ABT will continue with its effort to sell short, thick arms as the latest, greatest thing to come to its Swan Lake's Odette.
In other news, it appears that Boston Ballet will have an engagement at the Koch Theater during the 2013-2014 season. Frankly, the asinine and juvenile behavior of the company's "star" who jumped to ABT last year is enough to completely turn off any interest in the company except for the chance to perhaps see Erica Cornejo dance again – in something not in the vein of Jorma Elo.
Reminder: Lincoln Center Festival will announce its 2013 season around March 27th.