We should soon be hearing from the Joyce Theater about Trio ConcertDance which we have deduced will be at the Joyce in or around the beginning of March. Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston will perform at the Ford Theater on the University of Mississippi campus on February 23rd. The theater’s press release stated that the Mississippi event will be a preview for performances the following week in New York. Also, Levingston has confirmed on his website that he will be performing at the Joyce Theater. Haglund is fairly good at math; so putting the proverbial 2 + 2 together wasn’t hard. But this is still officially off of the UIEX tickertape.
The evening in Mississippi closes with Angelin Preljocaj's Le Parc. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.
Former ABT ceo Rachel Moore is already embroiled in controversy in her new job at the Music Center in LA. The center has refused to turn over most of its financial records for a County audit. The County Board of Supervisors ordered the special audit and has thus far found multiple instances where the center has not been able to fully document how it spent money. Stay tuned.
We were wondering how long it would take for this media angle to develop.
The latest story is that technical feats that Misty Copeland doesn’t even attempt are hurting her legs so terribly. She’s telling the press that the 32 fouettes in Swan Lake - that she does NOT do - are so painful on her left leg which had the surgery necessitated by Copeland’s reckless disregard for her own physical health over a long period of time – but she struggles through them. Not. Ever.
A real ballerina would switch to the right supporting leg for the fouettes. A real ballerina should be able to do them on both sides regardless of her preference for left or right. How many years has this whiner been yanking those knee joints inside out for every camera that she can find, and now her legs don’t function as they should. Oh gosh, such sacrifice for the art . . . .
BAM alerted one of our Haglund’eelers that the full Mariinsky schedule should be available by the end of November which is long after ticket sales begin.
We’re not especially happy to see Diana Vishneva foisting Woman in a Room on the Mariinsky-loving ballet audience in New York. The original choreography, A Man in a Room, by Caroline Carlson, based on the art and madness of Mark Rothko, was made famous by Tero Saarinen who performed it brilliantly in New York a few years ago. Just utterly brilliantly. A customization of its themes for Vishneva sounds so bizarre. Her trend toward modern choreography always includes a caveat for us not to forget that she is really a beautiful ballerina. If she were to shave her head, remove all makeup, and then perform Woman in a Room, we’d probably pay attention; but a ballerina-version of this haunting choreography likely will have the viewer focus more on the ballerina not the content.