Friday, 07 June 2013 08:13

RSVP: The Art of Dance

By Trina Lucas | Entertainment
Sponsors Neil and Jane Golub, joined by museum director Donna Skiff (left) with “Dreams of Folly,” created by David Farnsworth Globerson. Photo courtesy of Tammy Loya. Sponsors Neil and Jane Golub, joined by museum director Donna Skiff (left) with “Dreams of Folly,” created by David Farnsworth Globerson. Photo courtesy of Tammy Loya.

Saratoga was “En Pointe” Friday, May 31, when 24 five-foot tall fiberglass ballet shoes were unveiled at the National Museum of Dance in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting for the newly renovated Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Hall of Fame.

The evening was highlighted by the induction of renowned ballerina Anna Pavlova. Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, joined museum president Michele Riggi, her husband Ron, and 100 guests for the special occasion. 

First announced by Riggi at the museum gala last summer, and inspired by Saratoga Arts’ “Horses, Saratoga Style” project, En Pointe paired generous community sponsors with a bevy of artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces for display throughout Saratoga. Thirteen shoes will be placed along Broadway in mid-June, with the others scattered throughout town. And though only 24 were showcased last week, six more have already been commissioned. Select artists include Judith Aratoli Tully, Linda Biggers, Ruth Durling, Michael Gentile, and Elaine Wilson. 

To date, En Pointe has raised over $85,000 supporting the National Museum of Dance’s mission to cultivate, promote, foster and develop the appreciation, understanding, taste and love of dance and its history. Visit www.dancemuseum.org for current exhibits, events, hours and the schedule of summer classes at the School of the Arts.

 

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