DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This summer, three nights of encore performances from some of America’s best dance companies will return to cinemas across the U.S., presented by Fathom Events and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The series begins with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Tuesday, July 26), continues with Ballet Hispánico (Tuesday, August 2) and wraps up with San Francisco Ballet (Tuesday, August 9). Each of these “Lincoln Center at the Movies” encore events begin at 7:00 p.m. local time and will include special behind-the-scenes footage, giving audiences the chance to meet the principal dancers and catch a glimpse of each company’s rehearsals.
Tickets for “Lincoln Center at the Movies” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in 115 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Dance and human expression through the performing arts is vital to our culture today, and we are proud to include encore performances from the ‘Lincoln Center at the Movies’ series in our summer lineup,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Not everyone has the opportunity to see these productions live on stage, but through Fathom’s partnership with Lincoln Center, people all around the country can conveniently experience astounding performances from the nation’s top dance companies in their local cinemas.”
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Founding partners Jody and John Arnhold and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Additional support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Nora and James Orphanides, Orphanides & Associates, LLC., Stuart Coleman, the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. local time (originally broadcast on October 22, 2015)
Chroma, Grace, Takademe, and Revelations
Chroma: The groundbreaking contemporary ballet by British choreographer Wayne McGregor is full of sensory surprises: sumptuous movement, a driving score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes, and a luminous set by minimalist architect John Pawson.
Grace: One of the most popular works in the Ailey repertoire, Ronald K. Brown’s spellbinding Grace is a fervent tour de force depicting individuals on a journey to the promised land. This spiritually-charged work is a rapturous blend of modern dance and West African idioms. The movements alternate fluidly between extremes, with eruptions of power coupled with lightness and serenity.
Takademe: Artistic Director Robert Battle’s bravura work mixes humor and high-flying movement in a savvy deconstruction of Indian Kathak dance rhythms. Clear shapes and propulsive jumps mimic the vocalized syllables of Sheila Chandra's syncopated score.
Revelations: This is your chance to experience an iconic masterpiece of American dance: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful production draws on African-American spirituals.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Revelations, Chroma, Grace, and Takademe for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from Howard Gilman Foundation.
Ballet Hispánico – Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. local time (originally broadcast on November 12, 2015)
CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana
CARMEN.maquia: Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia is a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera about a passionate gypsy. Riveting from start to finish, the physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.
Club Havana: Ballet Hispánico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best. In Club Havana, the intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, a native of Cuba, in this reimagined nightclub populated by virtuoso dancers.
Ballet Hispánico’s production of CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Production Sponsor The Jody and John Arnhold Foundation.
San Francisco Ballet – Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. local time (originally broadcast on September 24, 2015)
Romeo & Juliet
With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh and ultimately sublime.” (Huffington Post)
San Francisco Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Production Sponsor First Republic Bank. Additional support is provided by Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation and Denise Sobel. The original production of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation.
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance, and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series, and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award‒winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.