Event cinema distributor CinemaLive has partnered with The Australian Ballet to deliver three productions into cinemas worldwide over the coming 12 months.
The trilogy of ballets, dubbed The Fairy Tale Series, will commence with David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty, which the Australian company performed in 2015. In October 2016, the production will be screened in 500 cinemas across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Central and South America.
The second ballet is Cinderella, which will be performed in a limited exclusive London run at the Coliseum from July, before entering cinemas later this year. Alexei Ratmansky choreographed the production, which Jerome Kaplan designed.
The final production of the initial partnership will be Coppélia, which was revived by the company’s founding artistic director Peggy Van Praagh and theatre director George Ogilvie, with costumes by Kristian Fredikson. It will premiere in cinemas in 2017.
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