The New York City Ballet is back at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for its annual summer residency. The world class dance company and 62-piece orchestra kicks off its two week season on Tuesday (July 10).
But the ballet is in trouble at SPAC. What originally began as a month-long summer season will dwindle to just a single week next year, due to financial concerns. The best way to show your support for the ballet is simply with your attendance. If you’re a regular – or even occasional ballet-goer – then you already know how glorious the performances are.
But maybe you only know about ballet from movies, whether it’s “Red Shoes” or “Black Swan.” If you’ve never seen the NYC Ballet live at SPAC, well, now is the time to check it out and see what you’ve been missing.
And we’d like to make it as easy as possible for you, so Nippertown is giving away a pair of FREE LAWN TICKETS to see the NYC Ballet in action on Thursday night (July 12). Beginning at 8pm, the company will be performing three pieces: Concerto Barocco (music by Bach/choreography by Balachine)/Kammermusik (Hindemith/Balanchine), The Waltz Project (Martins) and Symphony in C (Bizet/Balanchine). To make it even more entertaining, Thursday evening at SPAC is also Sage College’s Date Night with a pre-performance party at 6pm that includes music, classic photo-booths, complimentary imported food and world-class wine tastings. To enter the contest to win a FREE PAIR OF TIX for the full Thursday evening at SPAC, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday morning. Enter today! Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.