Dance: Up and Away in Saratoga

Baryshnikov gets off to a fast start with a new company

At the windows of a rehearsal room at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, rows of little female heads glisten in the sun, their chins just making it up to the sill. They are lucky children, for they are watching New York City Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine rehearse his newest principal dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov. The session is long and hard, and it is going very well. Baryshnikov leaps into the whimsical salutes of Stars and Stripes. He and the choreographer pause to discuss some...

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