Posts Tagged ‘NYC Ballet’

Win FREE TIX to the NYC Ballet @ SPAC on Saturday

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
The NYC Ballet performing "Rubies" from George Balanchine's Jewels (photo by Paul Kolnik)

The NYC Ballet performing "Rubies" from George Balanchine's Jewels (photo by Paul Kolnik)

The New York City Ballet’s summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center heads into its second and final week tonight. One of the highlights of every summer in Saratoga Springs since 1966, the ballet attracts nearly 35,000 fans to SPAC each year, offering world class grace, beauty and artistry.

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Win FREE TIX to the NYC Ballet @ SPAC!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
All Balanchine: (from left) Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Serenade

All Balanchine: (from left) Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Serenade

The New York City Ballet’s summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center kicks off tonight. One of the highlights of every summer in Saratoga Springs since 1966, the ballet attracts nearly 35,000 fans to SPAC each year, offering world class grace, beauty and artistry.

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Win A Pair of Tickets To The NYC Ballet Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
After The Rain

After The Rain

This summer’s NYC Ballet residency is drawing to a close at SPAC, with only a few performances left. On the bill for Thursday are:

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Win Tix to the NYC Ballet @ SPAC on Tuesday

Monday, July 12th, 2010

This Tuesday (July 13) is Girl’s Night Out at SPAC, with the NYC Ballet performing a program of three Jerome Robbins ballets and a slew of opportunities to relax and be pampered – including fine wine, hair styling, makeup, chocolate tastings, complimentary massages, yoga, mini mani-pedis and more. (But they’ll let boys in, too.)

On tap are:

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Win Tix to the NYC Ballet @ SPAC on Friday

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Red Angels

Red Angels

The The New York City Ballet continues its summer residency at SPAC SPAC and we have a pair of lawn tickets for Friday’s Almost-All-American show (all except for that Mozart fellow) that we’re going to give away to a lucky Nippertown reader.

Friday’s program features four ballets:

  • Fancy Free: A young Jerome Robbins pairs up with with the still unknown Leonard Bernstein to create this tale of three sailors on a hot summer night, performing a dance-off to impress the ladies.
  • Red Angels: a modern, abstract ballet that shows off the dancers’ speed and athleticism. Choreography by Ulysses Dove, set to “Maxwell’s Demon,” a work by Richard Einhorn.
  • Barber Violin Concerto: Two pairs of dancers, one classical and one modern, are a study in contrasts as they engage in a little pas de deux-swapping. Choreography by Peter Martins with music by Samuel Barber.
  • Divertimento No. 15 Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, choreographed by George Balanchine.

Ticket prices start at $18 for lawn tix; inside seating ranges from $26 – $72.50. The “GE Kids in Free” promotion entitles children 12 and under to free lawn admission for classical performances (excluding the Gala and American Girl Night); Citizens Bank’s Student Discount entitles middle school, high school and college students to lawn admission for just $10.

To enter the drawing for FREE lawn tickets, just leave a comment below telling us your favorite way to beat this pesky little heatwave. Be sure to enter a working email (we won’t publish it), so we can notify you if you win. We’ll draw a name at random and announce the winner on Friday morning. . Congratulations, Vonda! Everyone else – we’ll have more giveaways next week.

Be Here Now: The New York City Ballet @ SPAC, Saratoga

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Red Angels

Red Angels

Summer’s officially here: The New York City Ballet rolls into SPAC for its annual summer residency on Tuesday, July 6. This hallowed Nippertown tradition (now in its 45th season) may be pared back a bit from former years, but it’s still offering world-class performances in a wide range of styles, from classical to neo-classical to contemporary.

This season’s highlights include Balanchine’s beloved “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (a re-telling of Shakespeare’s play) and “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Also slated are several popular works by Jerome Robbins, Ulysses Dove and Peter Martins, as well as new ballets by Alexi Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tuesday is opening night, featuring an All-American program that pairs American choreographers and composers in four ballets:

  • Fancy Free: A young Jerome Robbins pairs up with with the still unknown Leonard Bernstein to create this tale of three sailors on a hot summer night, performing a dance-off to impress the ladies.
  • Red Angels: a modern, abstract ballet that shows off the dancers’ speed and athleticism. Choreography by Ulysses Dove, set to “Maxwell’s Demon,” a work by Richard Einhorn.
  • Barber Violin Concerto: Two pairs of dancers, one classical and one modern, are a study in contrasts as they engage in a little pas de deux-swapping. Choreography by Peter Martins with music by Samuel Barber.
  • Who Cares? Based on seventeen classic George Gershwin songs, choreographed by George Balanchine.

Ticket prices start at $18 for lawn tix; inside seating ranges from $26 – $72.50. The “GE Kids in Free” promotion entitles children 12 and under to free lawn admission for classical performances (excluding the Gala and American Girl Night); Citizens Bank’s Student Discount entitles middle school, high school and college students to lawn admission for just $10.

Pssst! We’ve got a pair of lawn tickets for Tuesday’s opening night performance of the NYC Ballet @ SPAC, and we’re going to give them away to a lucky Nippertown reader. To enter the drawing, just leave a comment below telling us what you’re doing (or wish you were doing) for the 4th of July. Be sure to enter a working email (we won’t publish it), so we can notify you if you win. We’ll draw a name at random and announce the winner on Tuesday morning. Congratulations, Shannon Katie!

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