I was referring, as Aurora points out, to the two new works on the bill that seem to hold the casting hostage for so much else. And then there is that odd set of circumstances wherein the brochure clearly showed Stiefel and Dvorovenko as performers, yet Stiefel has lined up his Kings of Dance gig for all but the first few days of the City Center season, and he, as well as Irina, are no where to be found on the schedule.
Just what ARE the variables you refer to?
I'm thinking I run a company of professionals and I call in the AD and set the program and select the dancers. Then call them up or send them an email and tell them when they are expected to dance, organize rehearsal schedule as necessary and publish it on the web site.
Did I miss something?
It's really very stingy and consumer-unfriendly of ABT and/or City Center not to allow for a free exchange. Honestly, how much of a problem would that really cause them?