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Saratoga Performing Arts Center's NYCB schedulefor those of you who visit or may visit SPAC


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#16 kbarber

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Back to the topic, I'm not very happy about the scheduling over those five days. For those who might take in more than one ballet, you can't without seeing a lot of repeats.


Actually to clarify, if you go Friday night, Sat aft, Sat night, there are in fact no repeats.

#17 AlbanyGirl

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:47 AM


Back to the topic, I'm not very happy about the scheduling over those five days. For those who might take in more than one ballet, you can't without seeing a lot of repeats.


Actually to clarify, if you go Friday night, Sat aft, Sat night, there are in fact no repeats.


That is true, and I thought of that after I'd posted today, but the schedule as a whole does repeat alot. For my part, I know I could not get my husband to sign up for a schedule of Friday night and two on Saturday. Anyway, it is what it is and there will lots of great ballet-viewing that week, notwithstanding.

#18 AlbanyGirl

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Update: looks like the schedule has been revised. No Opus19/Dreamer

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New York City Ballet - Opening Night
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Garland Dance (from The Sleeping Beauty) (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
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Barber Violin Concerto
(Barber/Martins)
Year of the Rabbit
(Stevens/Peck)
Theme and Variations
(Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
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Wednesday, July 10 / 8:00 PM

New York City Ballet - Mixed Repertory
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Serenade (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
Garland Dance (From The Sleeping Beauty) (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
After the Rain Pas de Deux (Pärt/Wheeldon)
Year of the Rabbit (Stevens/Peck)
Theme and Variations (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
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"American Girl Night"
"Instrument Petting Zoo" Sponsored by The Alfred Z. Solomon Foundation
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Thursday, July 11 / 2:00 PM

New York City Ballet - Martins / Robbins / Balanchine
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MIXED REPERTORY
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Hallelujah Junction (Adams/Martins)
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
Barber Violin Concerto (Barber/Martins)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Stravinsky/Balanchine)
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Thursday, July 11 / 8:00 PM

New York City Ballet - All Balanchine
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All Balanchine
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Serenade (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Stravinsky/Balanchine)
Theme and Variations (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
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The Sage Colleges "Date Night"
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Friday, July 12 / 8:00 PM

New York City Ballet - Mixed Repertory
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MIXED REPERTORY
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Hallelujah Junction (Adams/Martins)
After the Rain Pas de Deux (Pärt/Wheeldon)
Dances at a Gathering (Chopin/Robbins)
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CDPHP "Family Night"
"Instrument Petting Zoo" Sponsored by The Alfred Z. Solomon Foundation
Albany Medical Center's "Children's Workshop on the Lawn"
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Saturday, July 13 / 2:00 PM

New York City Ballet - Mixed Repertory
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MIXED REPERTORY
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Year of the Rabbit (Stevens/Peck)
Garland Dance (From The Sleeping Beauty) (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
Barber Violin Concerto (Barber/Martins)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Stravinsky/Balanchine)
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Saturday, July 13 / 8:00 PM

New York City Ballet - The Ballet Gala: "The Ruby Ball"
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THE BALLET GALA: "THE RUBY BALL"
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Bal de Couture (Tschaikovsky/Martins)
This Bitter Earth (Washington and Richter/Wheeldon)
Rubies (Stravinsky/Balanchine)
West Side Story Suite (Bernstein/Robbins)
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:29 AM

 

 

 

It seemed to me that they are packing a lot of expensive ballets into one week. Just transporting the Valentino costumes alone will cost a pretty penny. And transporting all the children for Garland Dance seems expensive - unless they assume they'll sell lots of tickets to accompanying parents? Given the reduction in schedule, I suppose they want to pack the house and at least not lose money to help their arguments for future seasons? I'm curious if others had the same reaction.


Last time I was in Saratoga, they used local ballet school students for Circus Polka, they didn't bring them from NY. I suspect they will do the same for Garland Dance.
Why would transporting the Valentino costumes cost any more than any other ballet's, especially when you've got a truck loaded up anyway with other rep?

 


My understanding of NYCB's practices at SPAC with students is that they do audition and select local students to perform, but SAB students almost always perform there. As for bringing the sets and costumes up there, NYCB performs all (or almost all) of its ballets at SPAC. Last year, a local newspaper article mentioned, when NYCB arrived in town, the number of trailers containing sets and costumes! Can't remember exactly, but it was something like, I don't know, 20.....

 


Hi AlbanyGirl,
I'm organizing a group trip to Saratoga for the NYCB weekend, so hopefully you and I might get a chance to meet!

 

Hi Katherine,

 

Just a Heads Up - I'm going to email you at your contact email on your Tours En' LAir website to perhaps make a plan to meet on Saturday, July 13, afternoon.    I'll do this in a day or so.  ~ Karen




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