Local Children will Have the Opportunity to Work with 
World Renown Choreographer Karole Armitage

Opera Saratoga announces open auditions for child dancers for the American Premiere production of THE WITCHES OF VENICE, an opera-ballet by Philip Glass that will be presented as part of Opera Saratoga’s 2016 Summer Festival.

THE WITCHES OF VENICE will be directed and choreographed by internationally renowned choreographer Karole Armitage. In addition to featuring members of the NYC based Armitage Gone! Dance Company, the cast of THE WITCHES OF VENICE will includes 9 child dancers, to be selected through an open audition in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 pm at the School of the Arts at The National Museum of Dance (located at 99 S Broadway).

Opera Saratoga is seeking young male and female dancers, between 8 and 12 years old, who have significant training in ballet and/or modern dance.  (Younger children with significant training may be considered). Children must be available on all weekends and for weekday evening rehearsals from May 28th to June 26th, and then for all in-theater rehearsals and performances through July 17th.

All children who wish to audition should arrive to register for the audition no later than 1:45pm, and should bring a recent photograph and performance resume if they have one (though the latter is not required).  Dancers should wear proper dance attire and have ballet slippers for the audition.  Ms. Armitage will personally audition all children interested in participating in the production.  Children selected for the production will receive a modest honorarium for their participation.





Winter Hours

The Museum started its winter hours on Tuesday, November 3rd.  Through the winter months, the Museum will be open to the public on Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Sundays from 12pm-4pm.  The Museum will continue to be open during the week for private tours and events.   

The Museum is currently showcasing exhibits including A Tribute to Dancers in Film, 125 Years of Tango, Making Art Dance and 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Mark Morris and Rudolf Nureyev. 

The Museum will be closed for the holidaysNovember 23rd through November 30th and December 21st through January 4th.






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