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The "Ballet in Cinema" Program Will Launch in 50 Cinemark Theatres Starting in June
New York, NY - As part of its "Ballet in Cinema" series, Emerging Pictures today announced an agreement with Cinemark Theatres to present six ballets in 50 Cinemark Theatres across the country beginning in June and running though August. The ballets will serve as prelude to Cinemark offering the full slate of Emerging's "Ballet in Cinema" and "Opera in Cinema" alternative arts programming in the fall.
Through this agreement, Emerging Pictures and Cinemark will present three ballets each from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet and London's Royal Ballet, both recognized as among the foremost of the world's ballet companies. The ballets being presented are: "The Bright Stream," "Raymonda" and "Le Corsaire" from the Bolshoi, and "La Fille Mal Gardée," "The Sleeping Beauty," and "Romeo and Juliet" from the Royal Ballet. Each of the ballets will be presented twice. (See below for performance dates.)
In announcing the deal, Ira Deutchman, Emerging Pictures' co-managing director, noted, "The Bolshoi and the Royal stand in the front artistic ranks of the world's most brilliant ballet companies. Ever since Emerging started the 'Ballet in Cinema' series, we have received requests from all over the country for access to these performances. Partnering with Cinemark, one of the largest theatre chains in the U.S., provides us an exciting opportunity to bring these outstanding performances to thousands of ballet fans who haven't been able to see them before."
James Meredith, VP of Marketing & Communications for Cinemark Theatres adds "Our Cinemark customers have come to expect excellence in everything we do, from outstanding customer service, to state-of-the art facilities, to unique, compelling entertainment options. This series of ballet performances, featuring two world renowned companies, fits right in with our goal to provide patrons with the best entertainment experience in the industry. It is our pleasure to partner with Emerging Pictures in making these ballet performances available to our customers."
Dates for the ballets are as follows:
June 24 and 26 Le Corsaire - Bolshoi
Music by various composers
Choreography by Marius Petipa, revised by Alexei Ratmansky & Yuri Burlaka
July 8 and 10 Romeo and Juliet - Royal Ballet
Music by Prokofiev
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
July 22 and 24 The Bright Stream - Bolshoi
Music by Shostakovich
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
July 29 and 31 The Sleeping Beauty - Royal
Music by Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Marius Petipa, with add'l choreography by Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon & Frederick Ashton
August 12 and 14 La Fille Mal Gardée - Royal Ballet
Music adapted by John Lanchberry from Hérold
Choreography by Frederick Ashton
August 26 and 28 Raymonda - Bolshoi
Music by Glazunov
Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich
Emerging Pictures is a proud sponsor of Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in bringing the world's finest dance performances to aspiring dancers across the country and supporting them in pursuing their love of dance through education and competition. YAGP is proud to support "Ballet In Cinema" through this partnership.
About Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures, managed by Barry Rebo and Ira Deutchman, is the largest all-digital Specialty Film and Alternate Content network of theaters in the United States, as well as a growing presence abroad. The company delivers independent films, cultural programs and special events to a network of nearly 300 American and Canadian venues encompassing traditional art houses, museums and performing arts centers as well as commercial multiplexes including Marcus Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Allen Theatres, Laemmle Theaters, BIG Cinemas and others. The company also distributes LIVE HD simulcasts and captured live performances of the world's foremost ballet companies and opera houses under its Ballet in Cinema and Opera in Cinema brands worldwide.
About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 459 theatres with 5,181 screens in 39 U.S. states, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and 10 other Latin American countries as of March 31, 2012. For more information go to investors.cinemark.com.
About Youth America Grand Prix
YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) is America's first and the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition. Conducted through annual regional competitions throughout the U.S and abroad, YAGP is a global network of opportunity connecting dancers, teachers, schools, and companies all over the globe. More than 25,000 young dancers have participated in YAGP worldwide competitions and workshops, over $2 million have been awarded in scholarships to leading dance schools, and over 250 YAGP alumni are now dancing with 50 companies, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Royal Opera House/Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, and many others. For more information, visit www.YAGP.org.
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