In this performance it was heartening to see the corps de ballet of swan-maidens
in its best shape since the 1980s — and rhythmically more alert than in those days.
Online PR News – 01-October-2013 – Philadelphia – Specticast Presents “Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake 3D”
Screening In Theaters For An Encore Presentation
In this performance it was heartening to see the corps de ballet of swan-maidens in its best shape since the 1980s — and rhythmically more alert than in those days. With every woman, line is gleamingly taut, and footwork quivers in the air. This corps has always been well drilled in unison. Now it also shines with style and purpose. ALISTAIR MACAULEY – NEW YORK TIMES
Philadelphia, PA – September 26, 2013- Specticast is proud to announce a special encore presentation of the new re-interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s famous masterpiece “Swan Lake 3D” from the Mariinsky Theatre. This exclusive event is conducted by multi-award winning Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev. Mariinsky’s principle ballerina and the latest star from the company, Ekaterina Kondaurova, dances in the classic role of Odette|Odile. For the first time ever, this classic ballet will use the same Academy Award®-winning technology created by the Cameron Pace Group for films such as “Avatar,” “Hugo” and “Life of Pi.”
“The Mariinsky 3D format is something totally new for us, and also for the world. We look at this as an opportunity to not only display the qualities of our ballet company, but to do so with the newest possible technology,” said Valery Gergiev, artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre. “We show our leading dancers – the new wave of Mariinsky stars – and the beauty of our productions led by great music.”
Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, “Swan Lake,” was created at the Imperial Ballet School for the Mariinsky Theatre stage in 1895 by the composer and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. “Swan Lake” tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse, which is now part of pop culture and has been the source of inspiration for many ballet masters and epic storytellers, including Darren Aronofky’s 2011 Oscar®-winning “Black Swan.”
"We are thrilled to bring the Mariinsky Ballet's SWAN LAKE IN 3D to theaters across the US. Our past success with the distribution of other Mariinsky productions - which are second to none - leaves me confident that SWAN LAKE will be a hit for our exhibitors," said Mark Rupp, co-founder and president of SpectiCast.
Located in St. Petersburg, the Mariinsky Theatre has been providing the world with some of the greatest dancers since 1740. Great names of ballet like Rudolf Nureyev and Anna Pavlova started at the Theatre’s revered company, which today is recognized as one of the world’s greatest with Director Yuri Fateyev. A leading global brand for hundreds of years—and followed by other leading opera/ballet theatres such as the Royal Opera House, London and La Scala, Milan— both the Mariinsky Ballet and Mariinsky Opera came under the management of the Mariinsky Theatre itself, with Valery Gergiev as director and artistic director of the Mariinsky complex: two grand opera houses—one historic, one brand new which opened on May 2 —and a concert hall.
The “Swan Lake 3D’ cinematic event will bring audiences up close and center stage at the world renowned Mariinsky Theatre. This is ballet the way it is meant to be seen on the big screen and captured in stunning high definition in 3D and 2D. Theaters will begin to start screening it starting on October 3. For more ticket information, visit http://www.specticast.com/event_generic.jsp?xml=/xml/event/mariinsky_ballet_swan_lake.xml
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