The A-List Classical Crew of the Mariinsky is bringing its big Swan Lake to Brooklyn. Whodathunkit? Well, Haglund will fold up his legs in a bow tie in those cramped little seats at BAM if need be to watch Lopatkina and Korsuntsev in Swan Lake and Pavlenko in anything. In fact, he might hit all five Swan Lake performances. Let's just make a permanent record of this too-good-to-stay-true-but-still-very-incomplete casting so we can keep track as it all goes down hill in the coming weeks - because, well, this is the Mariinsky.
Principal casting: Viktoria Tereshkina (Jan 15), Vladimir Shklyarov (Jan 15), Ulyana Lopatkina (Jan 16), Danila Korsuntsev (Jan 16), Alina Somova (Jan 22), Yekaterina Kondaurova (Jan 23). There appears to be a Jan 21st performance on the calendar, too.
Principal casting: Diana Vishneva (Jan 17), Yekaterina Kondaurova (Jan 17), Vladimir Shklyarov (Jan 18), Daria Pavlenko (Jan 18)
(Jan 24; only performance) Principal casting: Alina Somova (Chopiniana, Without), Vladimir Shklyarov (In the Night), Yekaterina Kondaurova (In the Night), Ulyana Lopatkina (In the Night), Danila Korsuntsev (In the Night)
Real Swan Lake with real classical dancers in Brooklyn. Most of us will ride the G-train with joy to get to BAM. How lucky we are that the Mariinsky's A-List Classical Crew is coming to Brooklyn. Pavlenko, Lopatkina, Kondaurova.
Somebody freakin' pinch me.