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News: The Australian Ballet Comes to UK Cinemas

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CinemaLive has screened some of the best theatrical events in recent years, such as The Old Vic’s The Crucible starring Richard Armitage, Richard Eyre’s Ghosts from The Almeida and Noel Cowards Private Lives featuring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor.

Now they are bringing the exquisite Australian Ballet to a cinema near you for the first time in the UK. The Fairy Tale Series, comprising of three productions, will be screened in cinemas on three nights only: The Sleeping Beauty on 4th October 2016, Cinderella on 23rd November 2016 and Coppélia on 19th April 2017.  

Artistic Director David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty will open the series and is a classical retelling of a favourite fairy tale, based on Marius Petipa’s ballet.  This landmark production has been described as the world’s most extravagant ballet, featuring imaginative and lavish sets and costumes by worldrenowned designer Gabriela Tylesova.  The sumptuous sets evoke the splendour of the Imperial court and the magic of elves, nymphs and fairies.   

Next in The Fairy Tale series is the award-winning production of Cinderella, which will play a limited exclusive London season at the Coliseum this July, before its world premiere to cinema audiences in late 2016.  The critically acclaimed production was created by Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world’s most sought after choreographers, with extraordinary designs by Jerome Kaplan.

The third and final production in this series is Coppélia – a sparkling tale of magic and mischief, it has been lovingly revived by founding Artistic Director Peggy van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie and exquisitely dressed by Master Designer Kristian Fredrikson. It will have its world premiere in cinemas in April 2017.

David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet says, It’s exciting to take our company and performances from the stage to the big screen and to reach audiences we may not have otherwise reached. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase Australia’s national ballet company. 

It’s set to be a gorgeous and beautifully stunning series so do not miss out, and with over 200 cinemas participating across the UK there’s no excuse.

For all participating cinemas and to book tickets visit www.cinemalive.com 

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