It's terrific to hear that Angel is the new Artistic Director at Pennsylvania Ballet. Wow. Wow. Wow. Can't wait to use the Amtrak senior pass to go down to Philly to experience a dose of that Angel energy in PA Ballet's super dancers.
What a great artistic fit. What a smart Board of Directors to grab this guy!
Chalk up another one for Haglund's legendary speculation spectacles. From the blog on June 10th:
Haglund has been peering through his legendary speculation spectacles this morning.
Angel Corella has virtually worldwide sympathy from the ballet community for his situation in Spain. Everyone believed in him and his abilities to succeed as a director to the extent that he succeeded on the stage as a dancer. Many wanted to work for him. Many still want to work for him.
Now that Angel has announced that he has had to dismantle his ballet company due to Spain's failure to support it and will leave his country, everyone is curious where he will land. Probably some bright-thinking dancers have even dusted off suitcases.
You know, Pennsylvania Ballet needs a new Artistic Director now that Roy Kaiser has decided to retire. Wouldn't Angel be a perfect fit? His sister Carmen used to dance there before joining ABT.
Philadelphia would be so lucky, and America would be so lucky to have Angel back on its soil. Let's cross our fingers and hope that this or something similar happens very soon.