The Royal Ballet: Four One-Act Ballets
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, Dec 20, 2015 11:30 AM Not Available
Film Info
Run Time:160 mins
Ballet on Screen: Exquisite productions of beloved ballets from The Royal Ballet.

Enjoy an incredible diversity of choreography and stage settings with these four short scenes from The Royal Ballet. Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new production of Carmen. Liam Scarlett has used Lowell Liebermann’s thrilling Piano Concerto No.1 as the inspiration for his similarly audacious choreography in Viscera. Debussy’s evocative score is the inspiration for Jerome Robbins’s Afternoon of a Faun, which depicts two ballet dancers as absorbed by their own reflections as they are attracted to each other. George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux uses a fragment of music composed for the 1877 production of Swan Lake for an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique.

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free)