Friday, March 22, 2013

Ballet's Greatest Hits opens in movie theaters next week

Ballet’s Greatest Hits will be opening in movie theaters around the country soon!

Don’t miss your chance to relive the magic of Ballet’s Greatest Hits and see the Conservatory’s dance studios and the stage of Carol Morsani Hall on the big screen!

The Youth America Grand Prix gala, Ballet’s Greatest Hits, was filmed here at the Straz Center in January and will be shown around the country on March 31 and April 2, 2013 for a limited-run engagement.

Check out the film trailer on You Tube.

Locally, the film will be showing at Carmike Royal Palm 20 in Bradenton on Mar. 31 at 2 p.m., and Apr. 2 at 7 p.m.

Click here to read about the movie in the Los Angeles Times.

More information about the film:
Youth America Grand Prix is proud to present its latest and its most ambitious project to date. “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” is a filmed Gala evening showcasing six of the most beloved classical ballets: Don Quixote, Flames of Paris, Giselle,La Bayadère, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake.

Hosted by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” presents an all-star cast from the world’s leading dance companies.

For added insight into the history and meaning of classical ballet, the film offers exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, rare archival materials, and exclusive interviews with choreographers, film producers, critics and luminaries of the dance world, such as Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, Edward Villella, and many others.

The live performances were filmed by five-time Emmy Award winner, Clemente D’Alessio at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida.

Don’t miss your chance to see classical ballet like you’ve never seen it before!

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