The Royal Ballet Cinema Season Presents
“Swan Lake” in More Than 340 U.S. Cinemas
Classic Ballet Comes to Movie Theaters for One Night Only on February 20
On Thursday, February 20, audiences across the U.S. will be able to experience Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s first score in the legendary ballet “Swan Lake,” which remains one of the most popular ballets of all time. Plus, for the first time ever, American Nehemiah Kish will be dancing the role of Prince Siegfried as well as the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendor of the royal palace.
“Swan Lake” is part of the 2014 Royal Ballet Cinema Season and is presented by Fathom Events, Anthony Dowell, Arts Alliance Media and the Royal Opera House. The twinned role of the pure White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a ballerina’s powers.
Anthony Dowell’s romantic interpretation returns the ballet to its 1895 origins by using the choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Dramatic costumes emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics and designs inspired by the work of Carl Fabergé create a magical setting.
Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, click here.
Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m., local time
View or embed the Swan Lake trailer here.
About AC JV, LLC
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media, based in London with offices in Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Oslo, Milan and Berlin, is the worldwide leader in digital cinema, offering a complete range of services, as well as VPF financing solutions for digital conversion.
These services include installation, maintenance and support for digital cinema systems; world-class software solutions; management and delivery of content to cinemas; and alternative content and live events. AAM has European Virtual Print Fee (VPF) agreements in place with all six Hollywood studios and has signed over 3,850 VPF screens in multiple territories, including with many leading exhibitors. The company recently activated its Latin American VPF programme with a raft of exhibitor signings in the past weeks. AAM’s digital cinema software currently touches approximately 15,000 screens worldwide.
The London-based Network Operations Centre supports over 5,500 digital screens around the world, and the company’s digital cinema lab has mastered over 2500 titles to date, and shipped hundreds of thousands of DCPs. AAM’s strategic partnership with Arqiva allows exhibitors to benefit from satellite delivery of content to cinemas. Arts Alliance Media was founded in 2003 by Thomas Høegh.
About Mr Wolf
Founded in 2012 by Alfred Chubb with Arts Alliance Ventures, Mr Wolf produces and finances live events and music based feature films for worldwide distribution on all formats. Visit www.mrwolf.com.
About The Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance in cinema both 2D and 3D and the many platforms available including digital downloads, CD, DVD and Blu-ray all distributed through Opus Arte and the new partnership with Digital Theatre, which allows ROH productions to be accessed on all of Digital Theatre’s platforms including its apps for the iPhone, iPad and Samsung Smart TV as well as being available for streaming from the internet. Each year the number of cinema sites in the UK alone that carry Royal Opera House screenings is steadily increasing with more than 350 sites in the UK taking the entire Royal Opera House Cinema Season and over 1000 sites worldwide.