It's a busy day on the blog!
Thanks much to Carol for forwarding several links to us including one of Paris Opera Ballet's transmission of Balanchine's Le Palais de Cristal, the forerunner of Symphony in C, with gorgeous new costumes (rubies red, emeralds green, sapphire navy, and creamy) by Christian Lacroix. Millepied's Daphne et Chloe is on the bill, too. The transmission will be available for viewing until December 5th at FranceTV CultureBox:
Graham Spicer's Gramilano is a good, credible blog source for information about what is going on in European ballet circles. Haglund doesn't visit as often as he should but he's glad that Carol thought to send us the link to Graham's post about Angel Corella calling it quits in Spain and moving on. It would be great if he would move into 890 Broadway but only if the current AD moved out.
And just as Haglund was ready to hit the publish button, this startling announcement came through the wire. Veronika Part will dance the title role of Giselle opposite Vitali Krauchenka this weekend in Ballet L'Etoile's production in Columbia, Maryland which is just outside of Baltimore. The staging is by Svetlana Kravtsova and Vadim Pijicov. This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity; so, if you can get there, go!