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Author of Sex & the City Visits Saratoga for SPAC Ballet Gala

NYCB Gala at SPAC - July 10, 2010

Candace Bushnell, Bestselling AuthorSARATOGA SPRINGS, NY -- On July 10, 2010 the Annual New York City Ballet Gala will be held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). This year's honorary chairs are best-selling author, Candace Bushnell and her husband, NYCB Principal Dancer, Charles Askegard.

Bushnell is the author of best selling books, Sex & the City, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes. Outside of the wild success of the Sex & the City TV and movie series, Bushnell has also received the 2006 Matrix Award for books and the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award.

Askegard joined the American Ballet in 1987 and quickly became a soloist by 1992. In 2002 he danced in the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast, "New York City Ballet's Diamond Project: Ten Years of New Choreography" which aired nationally on PBS. Since then he has been appearing as a guest dancer and has worked with renowned dance companies across the world.

SPAC logoThe Ballet Gala will include a special performance by New York City Ballet, fireworks, and dancing to live bands on the lawn. Tickets to the black-tie Gala, include the champagne cocktail party, banquet dinner, prime seating for the ballet performance and admission to an after party.

Schedule of the Night's Events:

5:30pm: Champagne Reception

6:30pm: Dinner

8:00pm: Premier of the New Ratmansky Ballet & New Wheeldon Ballet:: Performance by New York City Ballet.

Immediately following:: Fireworks Display and an after party with live music and dancing.

All funds go to supporting the NYCB residency in SPAC, now in its 45th season. Ticket prices range from $50 - $110 and are available online or by calling SPAC at (518) 584-9330.

Learn more about the New York City Ballet & see a full schedule of performances!

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