May Feature in Artvoice for Neglia Ballet

My second article featured in Buffalo, NY’s Artvoice publication. The first was published last March. See Shuffling Off to Buffalo.

A Few Firsts For Neglia Ballet

Jose Neglia, Sergio's father, dancing his celebrated title role in Jack Carter's "The Witch Boy"
Jose Neglia, Sergio's father, dancing his celebrated title role in Jack Carter's "The Witch Boy"

New works, Balanchine, and a son honors his father

In early October 1971, seven-year-old Sergio Neglia was in the audience for his father’s final performance. “It was a Sunday,” explains Sergio. “The next day he got on an airplane with nine other principal dancers from the Colon Theatre [the main opera house of Buenos Aires]. The plane went down and nobody survived.”

Nearly 40 years later, on May 14, during An Evening of Mixed Repertoire by Neglia Ballet Artists at the Rockwell Hall Performing Art Center, Sergio Neglia will finally step into the role of the Witch Boy. This title character, from the ballet by Jack Carter, is a role for which Sergio’s father, José Neglia, won great acclaim, including the Vaslav Nijinsky Prize from the International Dance Association and the gold star at the sixth International Festival of Dance in 1968. It is also the same role in which José last appeared.

José Neglia’s superior artistry in The Witch Boy (El Niño Brujo)…
Read more: http://artvoice.com/issues/v10n18/dance_feature#ixzz1OKnnBOHz

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Nichelle

Nichelle balances careers as a dancer, instructor, writer, and mother. She is a seasoned performer whose strength lies in bringing dramatic

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