"A Tribute to Great Britain"
Special One-Time-Only Program to also Feature NYCB Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan in her SPAC Farewell Performance
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - SPAC will present its annual Ballet Gala, a fundraiser to support New York City Ballet's Saratoga season, on Saturday, July 12 featuring a special one-time-only program, "A Tribute to Great Britain." The evening's performance will include works by two acclaimed British choreographers, After the Rain (pas de deux) choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and Acheron (SPAC premiere) choreographed by Liam Scarlett, as well as Balanchine's dazzling Union Jack, a salute to the British heritage of the United States which features a spectacular cast of 74 dancers. Also highlighting the evening will be a performance by renowned NYCB Principal Dancer, Wendy Whelan, who will give her SPAC Farewell performance in Wheeldon's After the Rain, a role she originated which has since become one of her signature works.