Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathe´ Live Present Four 2014-15
Season Performances from Russia’s Leading Dance Company in Select U.S.
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathe´ Live extend the splendor of
Russia’s celebrated dance company to select U.S. cinemas with the Bolshoi
Ballet 2014-15 Season. Four titles from Bolshoi Ballet’s
2014–15 season will be screened as Sunday matinees with three live
productions (captured earlier the same day from Moscow) and one
pre-recorded program.The live productions in this series include The
Legend of Loveon Sunday, Oct. 26and the beloved
classics The Nutcracker on Sunday, Dec. 21 and Swan
Lakeon Sunday, Jan. 25. A special presentation of Romeo
and Juliet, previously recorded, will be exhibited as a part of
the cinema series on Sunday, March 8. The series trailer, starring
Bolshoi dancers David Hallberg and Olga Smirnova can be seen here.
Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet 2014-15 Season are available at
participating theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com.
The events will be presented in 350 select movie theaters around the
country through Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and
prices, visit the Fathom Events website(theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Fathom’s commitment to the continued presentation of the world’s finest
in arts and entertainment will be on full display with the Bolshoi
Ballet in cinemas across the U.S.,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said.
“These specific performances are iconic favorites and will allow
audiences to experience the grandeur of Russia’s greatest ballet
company, all in the comfort of their local movie theater.”
The Legend of Love – Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET /
11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT and tape-delayed to 12:55 p.m.
The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning –
her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be
saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to
sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured
and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter
Ferkhad. This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy
and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a 10-year absence. “The
Legend of Love” is one of Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich’s
earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict
between love and duty through its two heroines. Featuring stylized
movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning
ballet uses pure dance to tell the story and is further enriched by the
talent of the Bolshoi troupe.
The Nutcracker –Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET
/ 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT and tape-delayed to 12:55
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange
toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At
midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to
life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin
soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse
King and his mouse army. Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, “The
Nutcracker” is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic
music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful
tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.
This version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of
romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully
interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for
the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be
swept away by “The Nutcracker.”
Swan Lake– Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. ET / 11:55
a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT and tape-delayed to 12:55 p.m.
At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince
Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is
made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must
choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his
future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange
flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human by night, the
beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The
great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic
classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and
characterized by elegance, style and harmony.
With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic
love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be
performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great
Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love,
deception and drama is a must.
Romeo and Juliet (Pre-recorded) – Sunday, March. 8, 2015 at
12:55 p.m. local time
In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings
bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organize a masked ball in honor
of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend
incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo
and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realize they
belong to rival families.
William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the
stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s
much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and
universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time
favorite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.
For more information about Bolshoi Ballet and the ballet series, please
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About Bolshoi Ballet
The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, one of the greatest music and dance
stages in the world, was founded in 1776 and to this day remains a
spearhead of Russian culture. With more than 250 dancers, the Bolshoi
Ballet is one of the largest and most celebrated ballet companies in the
world. Its annual repertoire of up to 30 titles per year includes
classical masterpieces, rare productions and outstanding works by the
most famous contemporary choreographers. Moreover, thanks to its school,
the Bolshoi keeps the revered tradition of classical ballet alive
through new generations of talented young dancers. For the 5th season,
the Bolshoi Ballet will continue to open its doors and allow viewers
across the world to attend their outstanding performances in over 1,000
About BY Experience
BY EXPERIENCE kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie
theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality
album launch and since then, over 20 million tickets have been sold
worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally.
Credits: Worldwide HD Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD
series (2006 to present); International (ex-UK) Distribution
Representative, the U.K.’s National Theatre Live series (2009 to
present); Executive Producer for Cinema Leonardo Live (February 2012)
and the series Exhibition: Great Art on Screen (2013), the public radio
shows Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Live (2013), This American Life – Live!
with Ira Glass (2008, 2009, 2012) and A Prairie Home Companion with
Garrison Keillor (February and October 2010), the Roundabout Theatre
Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest (June 2011), Red
Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (August 2011); The Big Four:
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010), St. Olaf Christmas
Festival (2007 and 2011), the New York Times speaker’s series TimesTalks
LIVE (2009), David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal
Albert Hall (September 2007), Distributor to Cinema Westlife: The
Farewell Concert (June 2012), the classic music celebration BBC Last
Night of the Proms (2009 - 2012), BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams
(October 2009). BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to 2,000
movie screens. For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net.
About Pathe´ Live
Pathe´ Live, a Gaumont-Pathe´ subsidiary since 2008, is the European
leader in the distribution of alternative programs in cinemas. Its
network is rapidly expanding and now counts more than 130 cinemas venues
in France and over 1000 venues around the world. Thanks to its unique
system of high definition and video transmission by satellite, Pathe´
Live is able to deliver high quality live and recorded events everywhere
across the globe. Pathe´ Live has, over the years, been providing a wide
variety of programs such as operas, ballets, concerts, exhibitions and
has also been a pioneer in the broadcast of 3D live shows. Pathe´ Live
is the distributor of the Met Live in HD in France and Switzerland.
Pathe´ Live has also been producing and distributing the Bolshoi Ballet
shows since 2010 live or near live in 1000 cinemas across the world and
will launch with the new 2014-2015 season, its 5th Bolshoi Ballet in
cinemas season. These shows, specifically shot for the big screen with
5.1 sound and 10 HD cameras, will continue to provide a unique
opportunity for the audience to experience an unprecedented proximity
with the artists and enjoy a unique look behind the scenes of the most
renowned ballet company in the world.
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