Volume 13 of the Ballet Beat is now available for download. For 13 years the volunteers of For Arts Sake have compiled stories and histories, written, drawn, sketched, and generally waxed poetic in support of the New York City Ballet's summer residency in Saratoga Springs, New York. My contribution each year is the layout design and typesetting, while Shawn Banner creates simple and elegant drawings of the ballerinas and danseurs, and Jay Rogoff has provided poetry. Other contributors including Sarah Hall-Weaver, Rhona Koretzky-Forman, Alisa Forman, and Mary Anne Fantauzzi give us dance reviews, insights into who is retiring or moving on from the company, music reviews, and ballet-related events in town.
Even if you can't be in Saratoga this summer but would like a glimpse into the ballet season, download a copy of the Ballet Beat.
Download: Ballet Beat, PDF, 131k