According to Uruguay's El Pais and a 2014 culture consumption survey, 1 in 9 Uruguayans attended a ballet performance, 1 in 12 attended a folk dance performance, 1 in 18 attended a modern dance performance, and 1 in 43 attended a tango performance. Prior to the arrival of Julio Bocca to Ballet National del Sodre, folk dance attendance ranked first place. Imagine how great it would be if the U.S. could boast like that.
ABT opens its Spring Season tomorrow at the Met where the billboards currently feature a picture of the Fake Principal Dancer Polina Semionova (who isn't even dancing) instead of one of our own ballerinas and a grossly over-used old image of Firebird, one of ABT's worst productions. Never a new marketing idea.
Last night, NYCB's Anthony Huxley was a marvel in everything he danced – such a brilliant light on a stage where the brightest lights stream nightly. This Tuesday evening Huxley debuts in Ballo Della Regina opposite Megan Fairchild. Not to be missed.