Wow! It seems that Aaron Sanz got the call early for his debut in Symphony in Three Movements at NYCB. Last night he subbed for Taylor Stanley. Haglund had to miss it, but he has already heard this morning that Aaron was fantastic and that he and Sterling Hyltin looked fab together. We can't wait to see them next week.
Here is another example of New York Snapback Ability. From Ballet Hispanico's Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro in the September newsletter:
From Eduardo: ¡Saludos!
Many of you are now aware of the flooding that hit our home at Ballet Hispánico about one month ago now. This incident has revealed so much to me about our community and I am so grateful. Grateful, because it allowed me to witness the amazing staff team we have who rallied like the superstars they are. The immense outpouring of support we've received, both monetary and emotional, from our peers, neighbors, and complete strangers has been overwhelming. I send you all my heartfelt thanks for your compassion and understanding as we recover as a community.
We're certainly getting back to our feet (as only dancers can do!) with our annual return to the Apollo Theater in November. Our School of Dance is bustling with more activity than ever now that we've opened adult classes, and we can't wait to watch our dance familia grow--won't you join us?
. . . snapback like a rubber band -- proud of New York!
The first Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema presentation is coming up on October 16th. Grigorovich's The Golden Age to Shostakovich's score will be relayed live on a delayed basis around the U.S. and the world. In Manhattan you can see it at the usual cinema haunts at Empire on 42nd, Kips Bay, Union Square, and then on October 18th at the Beekman Theater on the East Side. To look for specific cinemas in your area, go to the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema website and plug in your zip code.
Haglund is very curious about this ballet because Irek Mukhamedov created the main character in Grigorovich's production back in the '80s which means it will probably be dramatically multi-layered. Mukhamedov is now associated with Tamara Rojo's English National Ballet, one of the guest companies on World Ballet Day Live. We wonder if we'll see him working in the background during the transmission. Here's an artist who can definitely rekindle fantasies better than most anyone else.
What an interesting weekend that is going to be for balletomanes: Baryshnikov channeling Nijinsky and his deteriorating mind at BAM on Saturday followed the next day by Grigorovich's commentary on Russian mafia and gangs from the same time period. Insanity and crimes-- the stuff of good ballet theater.