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Kaatsbaan gears up for inaugural Spring Festival

Lloyd Knight in Martha Graham's 'Circe'. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.
Lloyd Knight in Martha Graham's 'Circe'. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park has curated a dynamic program of leading artists from the worlds of dance, music, poetry, sculpture and the culinary arts for its inaugural Spring Festival. Taking place during the last two weekends in May, throughout Kaatsbaan’s lush 153-acre campus in the Hudson Valley, the festival will feature 16 presentations on two outdoor stages. 

Dancer Yannick Lebrun. Photo by Quinn Wharton.
Dancer Yannick Lebrun.
Photo by Quinn Wharton.

Dance performances include appearances by American Ballet Theatre; Dorrance Dance; Mark Morris Dance Group; Martha Graham Dance Company; Yannick Lebrun from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and Maria Kowroski, Ask la Cour and Gonzalo Garcia from New York City Ballet.

The festival will include American Lyric, a Kaatsbaan live music and dance site-specific commission, with musicians Hunter Noack, creator of IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild™, and James Edmund Greeley, with dancers Garen Scribner, Coral Dolphin, Bobbi Jene Smith, Or Schraiber, ShanDien LaRance and Taylor Stanley, and film by Jeremy Jacob.

Garen Scribner. Photo by NYC Dance Project.
Garen Scribner.
Photo by NYC Dance Project.

Tickets are now on sale to the general public and range in price from $22.50-150, with students, seniors, veterans and essential workers receiving a 10 percent discount. All seating is outdoors, and each order gives the ticket holder a 4’x6’ seating area. Parking at Kaatsbaan is limited, and safely carpooling with your group is strongly recommended. Pre-show emails will include the option to purchase a reserved parking spot at Kaatsbaan.

Limited tickets are being sold as Kaatsbaan will operate at less than three percent capacity to promote safety. All events will strictly follow current CDC and NYS guidelines regarding COVID-19 as they continue to develop. Full protocols and procedures will be available at kaatsbaan.org and communicated to ticket purchasers.

Christine Shevchenko in 'Seven Sonatas'. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.
Christine Shevchenko in ‘Seven Sonatas’.
Photo by Rosalie O’Connor.

Digital tickets for select performances will also be made available on May 1 for those who would like to enjoy the performances virtually. Digital recordings of performances in partnership with Stockade Works. 

The Kaatsbaan Spring Festival will run from May 20-23, and May 27-30, on Kaatsbaan’s grounds in Tivoli, New York. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, click here

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