Back from vacation. Since I was away…
ABT Announces Fall Schedule
ABT announced its Fall Season casting, with performances from October 19-30 at Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Prodigal Son casting is interesting with casts of Hee Seo/Jeffrey Cirio and Veronika Part/Daniil Simkin.
Stella Abrera Profile
Forbes has a nice profile of Stella Abrera documenting her rise at ABT. Interesting info:
That night (her 20th Anniversary performance last June)—much like every other following a big performance—she couldn’t sleep. “Adrenaline is a wonderful drug when you’re on stage, but going to bed after a three-act ballet is always tough because of it,” she confesses. “Often I go to sleep at around 4 o’clock in the morning and wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed two hours later.” And the day after a big show is the worst: “Pain-wise, after you exert yourself for so many hours with so much gusto—there’s a lot of body maintenance that needs to be done, from stretching and exercising to seeing a physical therapist and scheduling massages,” she notes.
Vail Dance and Natalia Osipova at City Center
Former NYCB Principal Dancer Damian Woetzel and current Director of the Vail International Dance Festival will bring his show to City Center November 3-6 including ABTs Herman Cornejo dancing Apollo, Carla Körbes in Martha Graham’s Lamentation, and a duo for the Memphis jooker Lil Buck and the tabla master Sandeep Das.
Natalia Osipova will perform at City Center from November 10-12 in contemporary works created for her by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, and Arthur Pita. According to the City Center website, the program, which premiered in London in June, features Cherkaoui’s Qutb, a trio for Osipova and two male dancers; Maliphant’sSilent Echo, a duet for Osipova and ballet star Sergei Polunin; and Pita’s Run Mary Run, a thrilling comic duet for Osipova and Polunin that draws inspiration from 1960s girl-group music and the tragic life of Amy Winehouse.