CinemaLive will be working with The Australian Ballet for the first time to deliver a selection of their performances to cinema audiences for the the very first time it has been confirmed.
Screened to UK cinemas across three nights only, The Fairy Tale Series will include screenings of The Sleeping Beauty (4th October 2016), Cinderella (23rd November 2016) and Coppelia (19th April 2017).
These special screenings, allowing audiences all over the world to enjoy ballet from The Australian Ballet, will follow the company’s return to London where they will be performing Swan Lake (13th-16th July) and Cinderella (20th-23rd July) at the English National Opera.
The first screening will be the cinema release of Artistic Director David McAllister’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, a classical retelling that is based on Marius Petipa’s ballet. Having sold out before its premiere, it was the crown jewel in The Australian Ballet’s season last year.
Meanwhile, the next screening will be the company’s award winning production of the classic fairytale Cinderella. The critically acclaimed production was created by Alexei Ratmansky and features designs by Jerome Kaplan.
The last production in The Fairy Tale Series is a production of Coppélia, which has been revived by founding Artistic Director Peggy van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie and dressed by Master Designer Kristian Fredrikson.
Since being established in 2008, CinemaLive has also screened productions such as slate includes The Old Vic’s The Crucible starring Richard Armitage, the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour productions and André Rieu’s annual Maastricht Concert.
The Fairy Tale Series will be screened to 200 cinemas in the UK and a further 200 cinemas worldwide. For more information on the screenings and participating cinemas visit: http://www.cinemalive.com/.