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Mozartiana' offers a delicate reverence for the body More
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.
Opening night dazzles expectant audienceMore
MAE G. BANNER
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.
Not so good news about the financial situation at SPAC
SPAC $4.3 million in the redMore
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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