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 Post subject: New York City Ballet - Saratoga 2004 and 2005
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:51 am 
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The Saratoga Arts Center Ends City Ballet Summers

By JENNIFER DUNNING
The New York Times
February 16, 2004

The New York City Ballet has had a summer home at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs for nearly four decades, but this year's regular summer season is to be its last.

The center's board of directors voted unanimously late last week to sever the long and historic relationship, which began in 1966.
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NYC Ballet to return to SPAC in 2005

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April 1, 2004

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center's board voted March 31 to continue presenting the New York City Ballet through 2005. SPAC officials earlier this year had said that because of a $900,000 shortfall, 2004 would be the ballet's last annual visit to Saratoga Springs. SPAC had planned to alternate the ballet with other dance groups.
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[quote:####][b:####] A pirouette by SPAC lets ballet back for '05[/b:####]

By STEVE BARNES,
The Albany Times Union via yahoo
April 1, 2004

The ballet is coming back to SPAC - at least for one more year.

A little more than a month after the board of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center decided not to continue the New York City Ballet's annual residency after this summer, the board reversed itself, voting unanimously Wednesday to invite City Ballet back upstate for 2005.[/quote:####][url=http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=234313&category=SARATOGA&BCCode=HOME&newsdate=4/1/2004:####][b:####]more[/b:####][/url:####]


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:19 am 
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The Spring Season ends tomorrow, which means that Saratoga is barely a week away. Casting should be posted soon, but here is the schedule again...

New York City Ballet
Saratoga 2004 Season Performance Calendar
July 6-24, 2004

Tuesday, July 6
at 8:15pm RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Circus Polka
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Apollo
Cortège Hongrois

Wednesday, July 7
at 8:15pm ALL BALANCHINE / RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Mozartiana
Agon
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3

Thursday, July 8
at 2:00pm ALL BALANCHINE / RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Mozartiana
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Cortège Hongrois

Thursday, July 8
at 8:15pm ALL BALANCHINE / RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Apollo
Agon
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3

Friday, July 9
at 8:15pm EUROPEAN TRIBUTE
Divertimento No. 15
The Four Temperaments
The Four Seasons

Saturday, July 10
at 2:00pm RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Circus Polka
Zakouski
Agon
Cortège Hongrois

Saturday, July 10
at 8:15pm RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Apollo
Monumentum pro Gesualdo
Movements for Piano and Orchestra
Zakouski
Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3

Tuesday, July 13
at 8:15pm EUROPEAN TRIBUTE
Divertimento No. 15
New Wheeldon Ballet
The Four Seasons

Wednesday, July 14
at 8:15pm ALL BALANCHINE
Jewels

Thursday, July 15
at 2:00pm EUROPEAN TRIBUTE
The Four Temperaments
New Wheeldon Ballet
The Four Seasons

Thursday, July 15
at 8:15pm ALL BALANCHINE
Jewels

Friday, July 16
at 8:15pm RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Monumentum pro Gesualdo
Movements for Piano and Orchestra
Zakouski
Mozartiana
Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Saturday, July 17
at 2:00pm ALL BALANCHINE
Jewels

Saturday, July 17
at 8:15pm ANNUAL SARATOGA GALA
The Four Temperaments
Barber Violin Concerto
New Eifman Ballet

Tuesday, July 20
at 8:15pm AMERICAN TRIBUTE
Who Cares?
Eros Piano
Tarantella
I'm Old Fashioned

Wednesday, July 21
at 8:15pm EUROPEAN / AMERICAN / RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
Divertimento No. 15
Interplay
New Eifman Ballet

Thursday, July 22
at 2:00pm AMERICAN TRIBUTE
Interplay
Fancy Free
Stars and Stripes

Thursday, July 22
at 8:15 pm AMERICAN TRIBUTE
Who Cares?
New Martins Ballet
I'm Old Fashioned

Friday, July 23
at 8:15pm EUROPEAN / AMERICAN / RUSSIAN TRIBUTE
The Four Temperaments
Fancy Free
New Eifman Ballet

Saturday, July 24
at 2:00pm AMERICAN TRIBUTE
Fancy Free
Eros Piano
Tarantella
Stars and Stripes

Saturday, July 24
at 8:15pm AMERICAN TRIBUTE
Who Cares?
I'm Old Fashioned
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 Post subject: Re: New York City Ballet - Saratoga 2004 and 2005
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:21 am 
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More Saratoga stuff

Click here to find out more about all the pre-show talks and seminars that are on offer.

Also, the NYCB Orchestra will be presenting a special concert, I believe on July 11, as a benefit towards keeping NYCB at SPAC.

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 Post subject: Re: New York City Ballet - Saratoga 2004 and 2005
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NYCB celebrates Balanchine

MAE G. BANNER
07/01/2004
The Saratogian

SARATOGA SPRINGS - George Balanchine (1904-1983) famously said, 'God creates. I assemble.' Yet, the dances he made for the New York City Ballet -- more than 200 in a long and productive life -- are among the most outstanding artistic creations of the 20th century.

Balanchine's name stands alongside the names of Picasso and Stravinsky as a Titan of the arts. This year, the world celebrates the centennial of his birth. Dance companies from the Bolshoi to the Paris Opera Ballet, from Boston to Houston, are dancing the master's works in his honor.
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Nichols stays en pointe

MAE G. BANNER
The Saratogian
07/03/2004

In the world of dance stars, Kyra Nichols is a supernova. The new dance history book, 'No Fixed Points,' calls her 'an unusually pure dancer of startling clarity.' She also dances with generosity, as if welcoming the audience into her realm.
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Reviews and articles relating to the opening night in Saratoga:

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As dancers take the stage, future far from clear

Saratoga Springs-- Patrons want the opening nights to keep coming for many more SPAC seasons

 
By KENNETH C. CROWE II, Staff writer
Albany Times Union
July 7, 2004

The New York City Ballet opened its 39th season at SPAC Tuesday night to an audience that was hoping the future would brighten with each of the season's 21 performances.

Outside on the warm, pleasant summer night, many were still upset that the ballet's residency had been limited by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center board of directors to this summer and equally relieved that later a change was made to extend it to 2005 and perhaps beyond.
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Ballet soars on opening night

By JOSEPH DALTON, Staff writer
Albany Times Union
Wednesday, July 7, 2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- When Nikolaj Hubbe, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, stood tall and alone at center stage, holding the lyre of Apollo and looking toward the horizon, it was as if he commanded the attention of the entire Capital Region. And in some ways he did just that.
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More reviews with news good and bad....

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Mozartiana' offers a delicate reverence for the body

By JOSEPH DALTON, Staff writer
Albany Times Union
Thursday, July 8, 2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- In Balanchine's "Mozartiana," which opened the second evening of New York City Ballet's season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Tchaikovsky quotes tunes of beloved Wolfgang Amadeus. He starts with the celestial chorale "Ave Verum Corpus" -- roughly translated as Hail Holy Body. Balanchine's choreography of this opening was slow, delicate and almost statuesque.
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Opening night dazzles expectant audience

MAE G. BANNER
The Saratogian
07/08/2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A fervent crowd greeted the New York City Ballet with whoops and cheers on Tuesday, the opening night of the company's 39th summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
This season is a celebration of founding choreographer George Balanchine's 100th birthday. Also, the evening was a spontaneous celebration of community support for NYCB's continuing residence at SPAC. Many audience members wore blue and white Save the Ballet buttons or beamed flashlights at the amphitheater ceiling after each dance as a sign of solidarity.
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Not so good news about the financial situation at SPAC

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SPAC $4.3 million in the red

PAUL POST
The Saratogian
07/08/2004

Saratoga Performing Arts Center will have to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars again at summer's end to offset anticipated operating losses, officials said Wednesday at a directors' meeting at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
SPAC has lost between $400,000 and $700,000 annually for each of the past eight to 10 years, resulting in an ever-widening deficit. Current liabilities exceed current assets by $4.3 million, Director of Business Affairs Richard Geary told board members.
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More from Saratoga....and it doesn't exactly raise high hopes about the minds in charge at SPAC.

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NYC Ballet chief: Goals not feasible

MAE G. BANNER
For The Saratogian 07/10/2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Peter Martins, master-in-chief of the New York City Ballet, and Herb Chesbrough, president and executive director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, agree the ballet should continue its 39-year summer residency at SPAC beyond 2005.
However, they differ on how to make that happen.
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Two reviews from the Saratogian, the first from a young guest reviewer and the second from Saratogian regular Mae Banner...

Banner slips in some BIG news at the end of her review. Apparently Jock Soto has announced that he will retire at the end of the Spring 2005 Season, making this his last summer at Saratoga.

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New York City Ballet's show at SPAC reviewed

RACHEL PACE , For The Saratogian
07/09/2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Tuesday, July 6, was a fabulous opening of the New York City Ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
There were four dances that evening, starting with 'Circus Polka.' This piece included a ringmaster and many children. The dance was colorful and fun. It was nice that there was one dance that featured mainly children.
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NYCB Review

MAE G. BANNER , For The Saratogian
07/10/2004

SARAOTGA SPRINGS -- I wanted to leave a note on my seat Thursday night after the New York City Ballet's all-Balanchine, all-Russian program: 'I've died and gone to heaven.'
My mind was whirling and my soul was melting. The dancers performed beyond all expectations, giving extra vibrancy to works by Balanchine's favorite Russian composers: 'Apollo' and 'Agon,' both set to Stravinsky's tensile music, and -- caviar for the Czar -- 'Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3.' 9
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More from the Saratogian

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NYCB Reviews

MAE G. BANNER
For The Saratogian 07/09/2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The next generation of New York City Ballet stars made history Wednesday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center when they danced a full-out performance of Balanchine's spectacular 'Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3.'
The virtuosic, four-part ballet was an exhilarating climax to an all-Balanchine, all-Russian composers program in celebration of the Balanchine Centennial.
Friends, this is why we go to the ballet every night. We hope to be in the audience to see the sparks fly when rising young dancers like Stephen Hanna, Carla Korbes, Rachel Rutherford, Ashley Bouder and Joaquin De Luz pour their passion and skill into Balanchine's unmatchable choreography.
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The youngest reasons for keeping NYCB at SPAC!

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Child ballet dancers anxiously await chance with NYCB

NICOLE FLENDER , For The Saratogian
07/11/2004

New York City Ballet dancers and SPAC ballet patrons will not be the only ones to suffer if the New York City Ballet loses its summer residency in Saratoga Springs. Local pre-professional ballet hopefuls who annually get a chance to audition for and dance with the New York City Ballet will be denied an experience that could ultimately make their careers.
Each spring, local ballet students anticipate with excitement the arrival of NYCB children's ballet mistress Garielle Whittle and her auditions for the SPAC season ballets which feature children. This year it is 'Circus Polka.'
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A conversation with Peter Boal....

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The artistic Peter Boal epitomizes Balanchine's genius

MAE G. BANNER , For The Saratogian
07/12/2004

If you're very lucky, you saw Peter Boal dance the 'Sarabande' Thursday night in George Balanchine's capering 'Agon.' Boal was onstage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center a day earlier than scheduled, to fill in for an injured colleague.
Such quick changes are all in a day's work for ballet dancers, said Boal, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 1989 and a respected teacher in the summer intensive program at the company's School of American Ballet in New York City.
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And a review of the benefit concert put on by the NYCB orchestra...

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Ballet's musicians take stage

By JOSEPH DALTON, Staff writer
Albany Times-Union
Monday, July 12, 2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- When the New York City Ballet performs, a lot of life and fine music pours out of the orchestra pit. But it's hard to imagine how all those musicians fit down there.

Sunday afternoon on the stage of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the New York City Ballet Orchestra and its music director, Andrea Quinn, gave a special concert -- their first locally since 1992 -- to benefit the company's annual residency.
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Two reviews from the Saratogian:

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Russian tribute wraps up first week

MAE G. BANNER , For The Saratogian
07/14/2004

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky ruled once more in another tribute to Russian composers by the New York City Ballet. The mostly Balanchine program on July 10 finished up the first of NYCB's three weeks at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
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NYCB: European tribute a blend of color, choreography

MAE G. BANNER , For The Saratogian
07/14/2004

A Saratogian review
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Whether you like your ballet frothy in pastels, neat in black and white, or poured in layers of color like a pousse caffe, New York City Ballet had the cup for you in a European composers tribute last Friday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
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