2014 Royal Opera Ballet Cinema Series
NCM Fathom Events, Mr. Wolf, Arts Alliance Media and the Royal Opera House invite you to experience a series of classic tales told through the enchantment of ballet with three special one-night cinema events.
The Royal Ballet 2014 cinema season begins with the haunting tale of Giselleon January 27, continues with the timeless story of good and evil in Swan Lake debuting on February 20, and wraps up with the enchanted journey ofThe Sleeping Beauty on March 20. This not-to-be-missed ballet series on the big screen will include access to world famous dancers, look behind-the-scenes and exclusive never-before-seen interviews.
Local participating theaters are Century 16 South Point, Colonnade 14, Santa Fe Station and Village Square. Tickets are $15 per person (that goes for the kids too!).
Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The event will be broadcast to over 330 select movie theaters across the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.
“Giselle” – Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time
The greatest of all romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death. “Giselle”
reunites Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta as Count Albrecht with Principal Dancer Natalia Osipova in the title role on the iconic Covent Garden stage. On the big screen together for the first time, the pair will dazzle audiences as Acosta is considered one of the most influential male dancers of his time and Osipova is an award-winning ballerina who was a Principal with the Mikhailovsky Ballet and ABT before joining The Royal Ballet
in 2003. Boris Gruzin conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra. “Giselle” transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the center of the classical repertory. The Royal Ballet’s production uses Marius Petipa’s classic version (after the original choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli), first staged in St. Petersburg in 1884.
“Swan Lake” – Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time
“Swan Lake” was Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. The twinned role of the pure White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a
ballerina’s powers. Other highlights include American Nehemiah Kish dancing the role of Prince Siegfried as well as the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a
moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendor of the royal palace. Anthony Dowell’s romantic interpretation returns the ballet to its 1895 origins by using the
choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Dramatic costumes emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics
and designs inspired by the work of Carl Fabergé create a magical setting.
“The Sleeping Beauty” – Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time
Perrault’s beloved fairytale, “The Sleeping Beauty,” is imbued with wonder and excitement in this sumptuous ballet. Exquisite costumes by Franca Squarciapino and
spectacular sets by the celebrated Italian art director Ezio Frigerio provide a brilliant visual feast. The tale of an ill-fated princess played by American Sarah Lamb, an enchanted sleep and the magical power of a prince’s kiss is brought to life through Tchaikovsky’s incomparable score.
For more information about Royal Opera House and the ballet series, please visit
www.roh.org.uk and http://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas.