Monday, 08 July 2024 16:54

Final Preparations: New York City Ballet Season Opens Tuesday at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS - The wardrobe department for New York City Ballet works on the final costume preparations July 8 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in preparation for New York City Ballet’s annual residency from July 9-13.

Among the costumes prepared at SPAC for the ballet’s Saratoga residency: dozens of swan tutus for George Balanchine’s Swan Lake designed by Alain Vaes; intricate men’s and women’s costumes for Balanchine’s Jewels and Stars and Stripes designed by the great Karinska; dozens of children’s skirts and tutus for Balanchine’s Coppelia designed by Karinska; a pink lace doll tutu and toy soldier costume designed by David Mitchell for Balanchine’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier;  striking red unitards designed by Holly Hynes for the return of Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels; bold streetstyle costumes designed by fashion designer Humberto Leon for Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing; beautiful flowing red designs by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung for the SPAC premiere of Pam Tanowitz’s Gustave Le Gray No. 1; and sweeping yellow tulle costumes designed by NYCB Director of Costumes Marc Happel for the SPAC premiere of Amy Hall Garner’s Underneath There is Light. 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2024 New York City Ballet season features four unique programs from July 9-13 as part of NYCB’s historic 75th anniversary and its 58th season in Saratoga.

New York City Ballet at SPAC:

Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. – NYCB On and Off Stage.

Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. – Jewels.

Thursday, July 11 and Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Contemporary Choreography.

Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. – Swan Lake & Stars and Stripes.   

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