Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet
Lincoln Center at the Movies, the new cinema series recently announced by Lincoln Center in partnership with Fathom Events, will open in fall 2015 with Great American Dance presenting performances by four of America’s leading companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Each event will be shown in select cinemas nationwide at nearly 400 locations.
Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center, said, “These four companies represent the height of artistic excellence and a wide range of American dance and we are proud to have them inaugurate Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. Their programs offer something for everyone, committed dance fans and curious first-timers, many of whom rarely if ever have the opportunity to see dance performances in the theater.”
Tickets for Lincoln Center at the Movies will be available beginning July 8 at FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participating box offices are subject to change).
Great American Dance kicks off on September 24 at 7 pm with San Francisco Ballet’s glorious production of Romeo & Juliet choreographed by company Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson. The series continues on October 22 at 7 pm with a screening of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s signature work, Revelations, the American dance masterpiece created by company founder Alvin Ailey, and three additional works: Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown, and Takademe by the company’s Artistic Director Robert Battle.
Coming to movie screens on November 12 at 7 pm is Ballet Hispanico, the nation’s premier Latino dance company, with two audience favorites: CARMEN.maquia, an electrifying contemporary take on Bizet’s passionate opera choreographed by Spaniard Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Club Havana, a virtuosic re-imagining of a sizzling nightclub, by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz. New York City Ballet’s magical holiday-time classic George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, set to the memorable Tschaikovsky score, is the concluding presentation of the inaugural season on December 5 at 12:55 pm and December 10 at 7 pm.
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance presentations are filmed in HD by the multi-Emmy Award-winning team responsible for Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts on PBS, Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer. Each screening will include extra features such as interviews with the companies’ principal dancers, and informative segments that will provide an inside look at the productions.
Lincoln Center at the Movies will bring the best of the performing arts to national audiences through Fathom’s extensive network of movie theaters and will focus on the different art forms on Lincoln Center’s campus. For more information visit LincolnCenterattheMovies.org.