Welcome Back, Joseph Gordon!

After being out for the fall and Nutcracker season with an injury, the wildly talented Joseph Gordon made his return to the NYCB stage as Gold in the 2/15/17 performance of Sleeping Beauty. NYCB has put up two brief but wonderful clips of the performance:

Joseph Gordon as Gold. No explanation necessary.
And the ever radiant Sterling Hyltin's entrance as Aurora:
Also new to me was Sara Mearns' delightfully hammy Carabosse, by far the most entertaining of the four that I've seen:

This has been a wonderful series of performances. I go to my last one tonight.


  1. Hi Ivy-

    I stumbled on your blog one day and I check in with it regularly, specifically for your entries on ballet. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your writing. I really love ballet, but I know nothing, zip, zilch, nada, about it and so while half of whatever you are pointing out in your critiques makes little sense to me, I somehow still feel like I see whatever you were seeing. I've never been to a live performance either (I don't live in a place with much professional ballet) and I'm also pretty far from New York, but I do get to go to the theatre by reading your writing.

    Thanks very much for your lovely, insightful blog. --Kim, from CA

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words!!! It means a lot to me.


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