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Weekend Distractions CXXXVII

Friday, April 10th, 2015

6:00pm – Shared Spaces Closing Reception @ Spring Street Gallery
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Skidmore Dance Presents: Sleeping Beauty @ Zankel

3:00pm – Clothing Swap Shop @ Spa
4:00pm – Fun Day Band & DJ Submissions Due @ Skidmore
4:00pm – Fun Day Poster Design Submissions Due @ Skidmore
5:00pm – Madeleine Kanazawa and Katerina Vujić Joint Recital @ Zankel
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Element Fashion Show @ The Tang
8:00pm – Skidmore Dance Presents: Sleeping Beauty @ Zankel

2:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: Blood Wedding @ JKB Theater
3:00pm – Skidmore Dance Presents: Sleeping Beauty @ Zankel

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An Evening With the Ballets Russes

Thursday, April 4th, 2013


This weekend, the dancers and musicians of Skidmore (the real musicians, not the idiots who drunkenly play shows at Falstaff’s) will be performing three classic ballets, paying tribute to Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the famous traveling ballet troupe of the early twentieth century.

They’ll be performing Mikhail Fokine and Frédéric Chopin’s Les Sylphides; Vaslav Nijinsky and Claude Debussy’s L’après-midi d’un faune; and Fokine and Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird. 

Maybe take a break from embarrassing yourself downtown and treat yourself to the Finer Things in Life? Or don’t, it’s up to you.

Tickets are free for Skidmore students and children, $5 for seniors and members of the Skidmore community, and $8 for adults.

Friday April 5, 8pm
Saturday April 6, 8pm
Sunday April 7, 3pm
@ Zankel

(via Zankel)

On Campus: Dance Critic Elizabeth Zimmer

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The former dance critic for The Village Voice and current writer for Ballet Review, Elizabeth Zimmer, will be on campus Tuesday to have a discussion with Professor Jay Rogoff about writing for dance. Zimmer, who has written widely about dance and is a well-respected dance critic, will present an on-stage dance selection with the conversation to follow. Dance.

For a taste of Zimmer’s writing and a survey of the sad state of current dance (and arguably art) criticism check out The Crisis in Criticism: The Economy, the Internet and the Death of Dance Writing from the June 2009 issue of Dance.

5:45 Tuesday @ Dance Center

City Ballet To Perform ‘The Nutcracker’

Monday, November 30th, 2009
SCB Dancers Perform Waltz of the Flowers

SCB Dancers Perform Waltz of the Flowers

Like all good little boys I used to dutifully accompany my Grandmother to the ballet each holiday season, a tradition I plan on reviving this year, albeit with less fidgeting rudely in my seat. The Saratoga City Ballet Company will be performing its 17th annual production of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 18 through 20 at the Dance Theater. The holiday favorite will be danced by SCB company members and younger students from the Saratoga City Ballet School.

Aside from being tantalizingly mature and snobbish the show is sure to impress, William Otto, a teacher at the school and a former soloist with the New York City Ballet, will perform as Herr Drosselmeyer. Tickets are  $15 for students but reservations are required; tickets can be reserved at or

Friday, December 18th 7pm
Saturday, December 19th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 20th noon & 3pm