– Pilobolus and BalletX will be performing at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for the 2023-2024 season, offering contemporary and innovative dance routines.
– The performances are made possible by the generosity of Deborah and Dexter Senft, and aim to inspire human connection and bring audiences closer to the world of dance.
Well folks, in the quaint resort town of Saratoga Springs, a landmark event is taking place. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, or SPAC for short, is dressing up the Spa Little Theatre in its Sunday best and putting modern dance back on its long-abandoned stage. This is the first time in decades that it’s happened. For the 2023-2024 season, world-class dance troupes Pilobolus and BalletX will be doing the two-step, the pirouette, and possibly some moves we haven’t even heard of yet.
Those in the know will tell you Pilobolus offers a contemporary take on dance that mixes athleticism, creativity, and storytelling. On October 8, 2023, they’ll be offering a brand new song and dance routine interwoven with well-loved classics. This is their SPAC debut, but they’re no strangers to the area, having attended the 2021 Festival of Young Artists.
BalletX, a premier contemporary ballet company from Philadelphia, will grace the stage on March 16 and 17, 2024. It’s not their first time on the boards of SPAC, having danced alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2022. They’re known for hiring choreographers from around the world to create dances that are not just innovative and inclusive, but downright captivating.
How’s this possible? Well, the generosity of Deborah and Dexter Senft played a big part. They’ve got a pretty impressive commitment to the arts and it’s their greenbacks making these performances a reality. The autumn season is being presented by them, while the spring season is yet to announce its benefactor. But given the success of the spring season, it’s safe to assume someone’s got the arts’ back.
Meanwhile, SPAC’s mission is to bring you year-round programming, not just the traditional summer flings. The full program for the 2023-2024 season will soon be announced, promising more stunning performances and events. Get ready to be captivated, folks. From the sound of it, this is a whole lot more than just a night at the ballet.
Now, you’ll have to wait until August 10, 2023, to secure your tickets. But don’t worry. If you’re a lover of dance and the arts, or just someone looking for an intimate and soulful experience, the wait will be worth it. So go ahead and mark your calendars, because this is one dance you won’t want to sit out.
In the end, these performances are about more than just putting on a show. They’re about inspiring human connection and bringing audiences closer to the world of dance. They’re about reminding us that stories are alive and breathing, and that they can teach, comfort, and connect us to ourselves and each other. So whether you’re a ballet aficionado or a first-time theater-goer, pull up a seat. You’re in for quite the show.