Can’t get to London? Never fear, the Royal Opera Ballet is coming to YOU!
We were recently made aware of a special opportunity here in our community and hope some of you can participate! This would be a great mother-daughter outing or special night-out with your friends from class!
Attend a showing of The Royal Ballet’s SWAN LAKE or SLEEPING BEAUTY at AMC Eden Prairie theater in the Eden Prairie Center mall. Get your tickets online athttp://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-royal-ballet-cinema-season or at participating theaters! Tickets are $15 and are guaranteed seating.
Here is more information about the Royal Ballet and the event times.
THE ROYAL BALLET
Based at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, The Royal Ballet, led by Director Kevin O’Hare, is Britain’s largest ballet company and one of the world’s most respected ballet institutions. The Company has a wide-ranging repertory showcasing the great classical ballets, heritage works from Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, as well as new works by the foremost choreographers of today. Access is a key issue for the Company and its work is seen not just at the Royal Opera House but via cinematic performances and other visual mediums.
2014 ROYAL OPERA BALLET Cinema Series
2/20 SWAN LAKE
Program Length: 3 hours (Includes 2 Intermissions)
3/20 SLEEPING BEAUTY
Program Length: 2 hours 55 minutes (Includes 2 Intermissions)
Event Start Times: 7:00pm
Swan Lake – 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, performed by Principal Dancer Zenaida Yanowsky, 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 – 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. The lead is danced by American dancer Sarah Lamb who delighted cinema audiences with her performance in The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which was shown nationwide in November of 2013.