Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series debuts at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (June 17, 2016) – San Francisco Ballet’s glorious production of “Romeo & Juliet” — choreographed by company Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson — will be screened in cinemas nationwide and at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona as part of the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series. The Sedona International Film Festival presents the big-screen debut on Sunday, June 26 at 4 p.m.
The timeless Shakespearean masterpiece “Romeo & Juliet” has been retold in many theatre, opera, film, and dance works. Since its creation by Tomasson in 1994, San Francisco Ballet’s “Romeo & Juliet” has played to sold-out houses and taken its place as one of the finest dance interpretations of the passionate tale.
Set to an evocative Prokofiev score, the production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles, and compelling drama, all amid elegant and stunning production and costume designs evoking Renaissance Italy. Two of the company’s most celebrated principal dancers, Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan, dance the title roles, joined by the 78-member company that The New York Times called, “a national treasure.”
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is the first dance series from the US to be screened to a global cinema audience and features spectacular dance performances by four of America’s leading dance companies – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.
As America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933, including performing the first American productions of “Swan Lake” and “Nutcracker”, as well as the first 20th-century American “Coppélia”. San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States and currently presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally. The mission of San Francisco Ballet is to share its joy of dance with the widest possible audience in its community and around the globe, and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in its School. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson, the company has achieved an international reputation as one of the pre-eminent ballet companies in the world.
San Francisco Ballet’s “Romeo & Juliet” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 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.