NYCB posted the first week's casting, and our Jennie is back! Hallelujah! She will dance opening night, April 28th, in Balanchine's Episodes and in all of the performances of Episodes that week. Never has Haglund ever looked forward to Episodes like he is right now. Hallelujah!
Ana Sophia also returns on opening night in The Four Temperaments and in all 4T performances during the first week.
Let's be clear – we're not looking for engine-revving comebacks after these torturous injury layoffs of way over a year. No, no, no. Moderation is the key to success here. Moderation. Just get these dancers back on the stage. If they need to stop mid-dance and mark a few steps with their hands, that's okay with Haglund.
Much more to look forward to in the first week. Adrian Danchig-Waring will debut as Apollo on Wednesday. (Haglund needs a pinch on the arm.) The muses will be Tiler Peck, Ashly Isaacs (also debuting), and Lauren Lovette. On the same program, Anthony Huxley debuts opposite Ashley Bouder in Duo Concertant, and Sterling Hyltin will lead Symphony in Three Movements with Erica Pereira and Savannah Lowery.
What a week this will be!