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Runs from Tuesday July 14 2020 to Saturday July 18 2020

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes


SPAC Amphitheatre
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Event Notes


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NYCB’s opening night and its Friday evening and Saturday matinee performances will feature the Company’s full-length production of Swan Lake, which has only appeared at SPAC three times and not since 2006. A stunning romantic tragedy, this seminal ballet is shaped by Tschaikovsky’s heartbreakingly beautiful score and the central role of Odette/Odile, an interpretation that is both technically and emotionally demanding.

The story ballet features sets and costumes by Danish artist Per Kirkeby and lighting by NYCB’s Director of Lighting Mark Stanley. While retaining the well-known set pieces from the traditional version by Petipa and Ivanov, NYCB’s full-length Swan Lake is imbued with the speed and clarity that the Company is known for. The lakeside scenes are based on the choreography of Balanchine’s one-act version.

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