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Year in Review 2009: Dance

Dance venues felt economic pinch; SPAC cut week of ballet

Alvin Ailey Dance Company thrilled with “Revelations” at its performance last May at the Palace Theatre in Albany.
Alvin Ailey Dance Company thrilled with “Revelations” at its performance last May at the Palace Theatre in Albany.
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For consumers, it was another year of cutting back. Performing arts presenters followed suit, with the most severe cuts in dance since the early 1990s. Perhaps the most difficult for the dance loving public was the loss of a week of New York City Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. After years of dwindling attendance, the ballet administrators felt they could no longer justify three weeks in Saratoga Springs. So management decided to slash a ...


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