This weekend members of the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School will be in Manhattan performing a little promo work in the windows of Saks Fifth Ave. They did this sort of thing earlier this year in Sarasota for the grand opening of a Saks store there, and now Saks is bringing them to New York to do it here.
The dancers will be miming and posing in six center windows at Saks from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks to the Haglund'eeler from far off places for this tip that our Joseph Phillips will be performing as a guest artist in Philippine Ballet Theatre's production of Don Quixote later in July. The company opens its 29th season with Don Q followed by a program of Balanchine in September that includes Serenade.
Wow, have Phillips and the State Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater taken off. The whole kit-and-caboodle in Vladivostok just keeps upgrading and upgrading and appears to be at the center of the transformation of the entire Primorsky Krai region.
The new affiliation with the Mariinsky Theater that was put into place earlier appears to be mostly support rather than a controversial takeover. However, dancers from the Mariinsky will visit to perform in a joint performance with the Primorsky Ballet on July 5th and 6th that will officially close the theater's second season. The program will include the Primorsky's new production of Firebird and Inspiration along side the Mariinsky's Dying Swan, Le Spectre de la Rose, PdD from Scheherazade, and Les Sylphides.
We continue to be thrilled by the success of Phillips and by all of those talented artists who defected from ABT in search of much deserved opportunities, but truth be told, we miss them all.