Tickets Now on Sale for ‘Lincoln Center at the Movies,’ Featuring Four American Dance Companies in Select U.S. Cinemas This Fall
Fathom Events and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Bring Eight Amazing Performances to the Big Screen for Four Dates Starting this September
DENVER – July 8, 2015 – Fathom Events, in partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, presents “Lincoln Center at the Movies,” a series featuring eight dance works from four of America’s leading companies: San Francisco Ballet on September 24, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on October 22, Ballet Hispanico on November 12, and New York City Ballet on December 5 and 10. Each event will begin at 7:00 p.m. local time (except for December 5 which is at 12:55 local time) and will include a special behind-the-scenes look 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 screenings in nearly 400 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).
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Founding Partners Jody and John Arnhold and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
San Francisco Ballet – Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. local time
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 Romeo & Juliet 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.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7 p.m. local time
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 repertory, 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 movement alternates fluidly between extremes, with eruptions of power coupled with lightness and serenity.
Takademe: This 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 tour de force draws on African-American spirituals.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Revelations, Chroma, Grace, and Takademe are made possible by Production Sponsor Howard Gilman Foundation.
Ballet Hispanico – Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. local time
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 Hispanico 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 re-imagined nightclub populated by virtuoso dancers.
Ballet Hispanico’s CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana are made possible by Production Sponsor The Jody and John Arnhold Foundation.
New York City Ballet – Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. and Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. local time
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
Experience the wonder of this production of a holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Tschaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. In the New York City Ballet’s famously extravagant staging, Balanchine’s stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet.
Kymberli Frueh-Owens, Fathom Events VP of Programming, said, “We’re excited to add Lincoln Center at the Movies to our wide range of performing arts events in theaters. Not everyone has the ability to travel to major cities to see these productions live on stage, but now dance fans around the country can experience these astounding performances from the nation’s top dance companies right from their local cinema.”
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, from committed dance fans to curious first-timers, many of whom rarely if ever have the opportunity to see live dance performances.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events 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. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 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 relations, 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’s series and programs include American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: 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: aboutlincolncenter.org