SOA Showcases on Sat June 1st & 2nd at 1:30pm
Showcases will be held at the Spa Little Theater! This will be a great opportunity for dancers and instructors to develop choreography on a stage and, just as important, to accommodate our audience and give them a better opportunity to see their dancers perform!
Tickets availabe NOW in the SOA office or at the Spa Little Theater the day of the performances.
SPA LITTLE THEATER right in the State Park ( take Avenue of the Pines toward SPAC and follow the signs). Both performances will be exactly the same program. CASH and CHECKS only. Tickets are $15, children under age 11 are $10 and lap children are free. There are no assigned seats; doors will be opened at 1:00pm
Master Classe with Susan Marshall & Company
Int/adv Dancers Wednesday June 19, 6:30 pm, $20 general, $15 for students.
Susan Marshall & Company’s repertory is an innovative body of work that blends virtuoso athleticism, ordinary movement, gesture and pattern, and the spoken word. The Company has a long history of multidisciplinary collaboration, with over 30 works made in collaboration with musicians, visual artists, and designers.
Now celebrating its 26th anniversary, the company presents regular seasons in New York City, including many as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival and at Dance Theater Workshop. Other notable engagements include presentations at Jacob’s Pillow, the Edinburgh International Festival, Spoleto Festival, Vienna Tanz, Springdance Festival (The Netherlands), and The Los Angeles Festival. The company was honored to perform selections from its BESSIE Award-winning work Cloudless at Pina Bausch’s Internationales Tanzfestival Gala Concert in November 2008. Other critically acclaimed works by Marshall include Arms, Fields of View, Kiss, The Most Dangerous Room in the House, Sawdust Palace, and Spectators at an Event.
Marshall, her artistic partners, and her company members have received 10 New York Dance and Performance Awards (BESSIES) for their work together. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000, Marshall has also received a Dance Magazine Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was one of the first artists to receive an American Choreographer Award.
Master Classe with the National Ballet of Canada Artist-in-Residence Rex Harrington
For Int to advanced dancers at The National Museum of Dance School of the Arts Studios. Harrington has danced on stages across the globe and worked in partnership with some of the most acclaimed ballet dancers of his era.
The class will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 general, $15 for ballet students. For more information regarding the class, call (518) 584-2225, ext. 3008, or email email@example.com.
One of the most accomplished and acclaimed male dancers of his era, Rex Harrington brought seemingly limitless panache, energy, style and showmanship to the vast range of characterizations he created during his 20 years with The National Ballet of Canada. A much sought-after dancer internationally, he performed with Teatro alla Scala, San Francisco Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet. Renowned for his incomparable partnering skills, Mr. Harrington danced with such legendary ballerinas as Ekaterina Maximova, Carla Fracci, Evelyn Hart and Karen Kain. He created numerous roles during his career as a dancer, including the central role in James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons, Peter in Mr. Kudelka’s The Nutcracker, Lewis Carroll in Glen Tetley’sAlice and The Young Gentleman in Mr. Tetley’s La Ronde, as well as lead roles in works by such choreographers as Jean-Pierre Perrault, Jiri Kylian and Matjash Mrozewski.
Mr. Harrington was born in Peterborough, Ontario and graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School in 1981, joining The National Ballet of Canada in 1983. He became a Principal Dancer in 1988 and remained in that position until his retirement in 2004. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 and was given a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2005. In 2006, he received an Honorary Degree from York University and was appointed Artist-in-Residence with the National Ballet.
Mr.Harrington returns to the stage this fall starring in Theatre Calgary’s Tosca Cafe, a co-production with the Vancouver Playhouse. He was a frequent judge on the popular television programme, So You Think You Can Dance Canada and he acted on the Showcase seriesKing in 2012.
2012–2014 Classe schedule coming soon