Royal Ballet production from London debuts on the big screen at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (November 25, 2015) – The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Monday, Dec. 5 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Anastasia” from the Royal Ballet in London. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Anastasia” is Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful and compelling full length ballet based on the true story of the lost Russian Grand Duchess. Evocative sets and stunning costumes by Bob Crowley will transport audiences to the glittering heart of the Russian royal court and to the stark surroundings of a disturbed mind.
In its first performance by The Royal Ballet in over a decade, the live cinema screening of “Anastasia” features a stellar cast of critically acclaimed Principal dancers. Russian star Natalia Osipova takes on the title role with Marianela Nuñez as Kschessinksa, Federico Bonelli as ‘Her Partner’, Edward Watson as ‘The Husband’ and Thiago Soares as the sinister Rasputin.
As war and revolution ravage Russia, the glamorous excesses of the Romanov dynasty cometumbling down around the young Grand Duchess Anastasia. Years later, a woman named Anna Anderson, a disturbed and withdrawn psychiatric patient locked away in an asylum, is haunted by the nightmares of her past. Fact and fantasy become indistinguishable as her conviction of her true identity helps her to survive her grim reality. This heart wrenching three-act ballet will leave audiences to decide for themselves if Anna’s claims are legitimate.
“Anastasia” is a stirring evening of thought-provoking storytelling.
“Anastasia” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Monday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.