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April 17, 2018

San Francisco Ballet's Romeo and Juliet Coming to Select Movie Theaters Nationwide This May

Lincoln Center

San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet

Coming To Select Movie Theaters Nationwide This May

 

Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance Brings Shakespeare’s Timeless Love Story

Back to Cinemas May 12, 13, and 15, 2018

 

New York, NY (April 17, 2018)San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, a classic portrayal of tragedy and romance, will once again grace the big screen for a special limited run on May 12, 13, and 15, 2018. In partnership with Screenvision Media, a national leader in cinema advertising, and event cinema innovators KAOS Connect, audiences in select theatres nationwide will experience the passionate choreography by SF Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev as part of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. Theatre information and tickets can be found at RomeoAndJulietInCinema.com and participating theatre box offices. 

 

This special screening brings to life dazzling performances by two of San Francisco Ballet’s most celebrated principal dancers. Maria Kochetkova gives a magnetic performance as Juliet, and the beloved Davit Karapetyan, who gave his farewell performance in 2017 after more than a decade with the company, shines as her Romeo.

 

For a full and updated list of theatres locations, please visit www.RomeoAndJulietInCinema.com. Theatres are subject to change.

 

Free educational screenings will be offered to select schools in the coming weeks, making world-class artistic programming available at no cost to partnering schools and students.

 

Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance brings the best of the performing arts to national audiences through Screenvision Media’s extensive network of movie theatres. The programs are taped in HD by the multi-Emmy Award–winning team responsible for Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts on PBS, and Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer. For more information about Lincoln Center at the Movies, visit LincolnCenterAtTheMovies.org. Tickets for Romeo & Juliet screenings are available at RomeoAndJulietInCinema.com and at participating theatre box offices.

 

Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance presents

San Francisco Ballet

Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson

Romeo & Juliet

Choreographer Helgi Tomasson

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Conductor Martin West

Production and Costume Design Jens-Jacob Worsaae

Lighting Design Thomas R. Skelton

Fight Scene Choreographer Martino Pistone

in collaboration with Helgi Tomasson

 

Cast

Juliet Maria Kochetkova

Romeo Davit Karapetyan

Mercutio Pascal Molat                                                                                                                                                    

Benvolio Joseph Walsh

Tybalt Luke Ingham

 

Since its creation by company Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson in 1994, San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet has played to sold-out houses and taken its place as one of the finest dance interpretations of the passionate tale. Set to an evocative Prokofiev score, the production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles, and compelling drama, all amid elegant and stunning production and costume designs evoking Renaissance Italy. Two of the company’s most celebrated principal dancers, Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan, dance the title roles, joined by the 75-member company that The New York Times called “a national treasure.”

 

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933, including performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American Coppélia. SF Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States and currently presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally. The mission of SF Ballet is to share its joy of dance with the widest possible audience—in its community and worldwide—and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in its School.  Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world. For more information, visit sfballet.org.

 

The Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance presentation of San Francisco Ballet is directed for the screen by Thomas Grimm.

 

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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.

 

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 The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation and Denise Littlefield Sobel. The original production of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

Live From Lincoln Center is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, presenting the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance, and theater from Lincoln Center’s renowned stages. Now in its 43rd season on PBS, the pioneering series—produced by Lincoln Center—has been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers since its debut and celebrated by 17 Emmy Awards and other honors for its broadcasting excellence. Additional Live From Lincoln Center content is accessible online at PBS.org.


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 a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, 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 more than four decades 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, 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, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

 

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

 

ABOUT SCREENVISION MEDIA

Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision Media is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers, and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top-tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest-quality movie-going experiences. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network is comprised of over 15,000 screens in 2,300+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 7 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information:

http://screenvisionmedia.com/.

 

ABOUT KAOS CONNECT, LLC

Headquartered in Denver, CO, KAOS Connect is the next step in the evolution of the event experience, making events more accessible and engaging both on—and beyond—the Big Screen. By transforming ordinary content into extraordinary experiences, KAOS connects people, organizations, brands, and content worldwide. KAOS is owned and operated by two seasoned media executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond, who have been credited with the success of creating and building the world’s preeminent EVENT CINEMA business as they transformed movie theaters into places where communities can gather to experience unique entertainment and infotainment, not just traditional films. For more information: http://www.kaosconnect.com.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Caitlin Wiig – Olson Engage for Screenvision Media

212.656.9143

[email protected]

 

Desiree Naranjo
[email protected]
212.875.5078

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Caption: Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance presents San Francisco Ballet performing Helgi Tomasson's “Romeo & Juliet” on September 24, 2015. Dancers: Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan. Photo credit: ©Erik Tomasson.
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Lincoln Center at the Movies; Great American Dance
Caption: Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance presents San Francisco Ballet performing Helgi Tomasson's “Romeo & Juliet” on September 24, 2015. Dancers: Members of San Francisco Ballet. Photo credit: ©Erik Tomasson.
Photo Credit: © Erik Tomasson
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Lincoln Center at the Movies; Great American Dance
Caption: Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance presents San Francisco Ballet performing Helgi Tomasson's “Romeo & Juliet” on September 24, 2015. Dancer: Maria Kochetkova. Photo credit: ©Erik Tomasson.
Photo Credit: © Erik Tomasson
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