A preview of New York City Ballet's Saratoga engagement by Phil Drew in The Saratogian.
Wednesday’s program, on a special American Girl Night that will feature crafts, promotions and the eponymous girls’ dolls, will repeat several of these works and also feature Wheeldon’s “After the Rain Pas de Deux.”
A Thursday matinee of mixed repertory by Martins and Balanchine will be followed that evening by a Sage College Date Night program that is all-Balanchine, highlighted by his classics “Serenade” and “Theme and Variations.”
.....Seven tractor-trailers full of stage sets, lighting, costumes and much more are being unloaded and moved into SPAC’s amphitheatre and backstage area. More than 1,000 toe shoes, shown at bottom left, hundreds of ballet costumes, four concert grand pianos, three miles of cable for the lighting and much more must be unloaded and prepared for the residency.