We've got everything in Manhattan including a brand new sink hole on the Upper West Side. That's right, a sink hole has developed in the middle of Manhattan as the result of flooding from a water main break last night. Unfortunately, the flooding spread into the home of Ballet Hispanico in addition to the sink hole swallowing up somebody's white BMW. The two studio floors in the company's headquarters have been destroyed and the basement where all of their costumes were kept has been flooded as well. Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro reminded us through the NY Daily News that when SuperStorm Sandy hit a few years back, their costume warehouse in New Jersey was destroyed.
This handsome company will need our help in the coming months. We'll post details for any fundraising benefits that we hear about.
There is chatter about town that the Bolshoi Ballet will return to New York next summer with Balanchine's Jewels and that they will use guest dancers from NYCB and POB for the Emeralds section. We'll keep our ear to the ground for any sound of hooves.
We need more details about the Ashley Bouder Project performances at Symphony Space on March 17 & 18. All we know is that the New York Jazzharmonic will accompany the dancers and that there will be a premiere of a commission by Liz Gering to a commissioned score by Miho Hazama. Send us your tips, please.
While ABT is in Paris readying their Sleeping Beauty, it would be helpful if they would do a little wooing of Pierre Lacotte with the goal of persuading him to allow ABT to dance his wonderful Marco Spada that he set on the Bolshoi a few years back with David Hallberg in the lead. That would be a fabulous addition to the repertory.
Mes amis Parisiens – 6 September & 10 September (2:30pm) Ce sont des performances à ne pas manquer.
Sorry about all the updates this morning, but the news just keeps coming.
The Joffrey Ballet will offer a first glimpse of its brand new Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon in a YouTube rehearsal on Thursday, September 8th at 11:30 am - we're pretty sure that's Chicago time which would be 12:30 pm in New York. Here's a link to the Joffrey's YouTube channel.