A ballet double bill is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday October 24 in Arts.


Kultur, [2004]

Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra and more…is the first program at 12.00.  It features ballet superstar, Michail Baryshnikov, in three ballets full of human drama, choreographed by Twyla Tharp.  These include: Sinatra Suite, performed to songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, such as “Strangers in the Night” and “That’s Life”.  The Little Ballet is a tribute to 19th century ballet heroes and heroines.  Push Comes to Shove was devised as a tribute to the American Ballet Theatre in 1976, contrasting the backstage commotion with the polished performance.   With artists of the American Ballet Theatre.

Kultur, c2004

This is followed at 1.00 pm by Frederick Ashton’s The Dream.  This ballet is based on Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a comical tale of fairies, mismatched lovers and a mischievous sprite.  It features ethereal music by Mendelssohn, performed by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ormsby Wilkins.  With artists of the American Ballet Theatre.  Choreography by Frederick Ashton.

This ballet double bill commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 1.55 pm (approx). It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room. Enter via the Arts Reading Room and Audio-visual Centre (from Trescowthick Information Centre). Admission is free. No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited. Enjoy!

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