Today the Royal Ballet pulled Alina Cojocaru from her next scheduled performances following her latest injury layoff. She had been scheduled to dance in Symphony in C on May 28 & 29 but is unable to perform due to injury.
So, is ABT going to continue to hold open Herman Cornejo's all-important June 21st performance of Swan Lake for a perpetually injured guest artist while they have homegrown dancers who could deliver better performances in the first place? Or maybe they have some Grade B regional company dancer they want to import as another guest artist or hokey "exchange dancer" instead of allowing the company's own brilliant artists to shine.
Let Sarah Lane dance Swan Lake.