New York City Ballet @ SPAC: All American

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 8:00pm

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
518-587-3330
cost varies upon seating selection

Come see the world class performers from New York City Ballet, at SPAC, perform beautiful and fun ballet sets. The show is recommended for audiences of all ages.

The New York City Ballet presents All American, a trio of works by Martins, Peck, and Balanchine.

 

Fearful Symmetries - A contemporary work danced to contemporary music by one of America’s greatest living composers, John Adams.  The choreographer is Peter Martins (director of NYCB). The energy is propulsive, the movement fast and athletic. It is costumed in bright colored leotards with short skirts for the girls.  Danced on pointe.

 

The Times Are Racing - Is the hot new dance from the one of the most exciting choreographers on the scene today – Justin Peck. He is also a soloist dancer with NYCB. This is its SPAC premiere. The music is by composer and electronic musician, Dan Deacon. The dance has a lot of patterns, is packed with energy, includes some tap dance, and is performed in street clothes designed especially for this ballet. It is danced in sneakers.

 

Stars and Stripes - Is a great curtain closer ballet choreographed by company founder, George Balanchine.  You will see dancers in tutus strutting like a marching band, twirling a baton, and doing cheerleader jumps. The men have a spectacular dance section where they show off their jumps and turns. This patriotic ballet to music by John Philip Sousa is like watching a Broadway show.

 

Adams/Martins: Fearful Symmetries

Deacon/Peck: The Times Are Racing (SPAC Premiere)

Sousa/Balanchine: Stars and Stripes