We hope you have been following our exciting journey to produce “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” – an unprecedented film project fusing extraordinary live performances with exclusive historical and behind-the-scenes footage and commentary by towering figures in the world of dance. We are proud to announce that “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” is coming to a theater near you for a limited-run engagement on March 31 and April 2. Click here for a behind the scenes preview. For showtimes in your area, click here.
More about "Ballet's Greatest Hits: YAGP Gala"
Youth America Grand Prix is proud to present its latest and its most ambitious project to date. “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” is a filmed Gala evening showcasing six of the most beloved classical ballets: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, and Flames of Paris.
Stella Abrera (American Ballet Theatre)
Ashley Bouder (New York City Ballet)
Isabella Boylston (American Ballet Theatre)
Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre)
Taras Domitro (San Francisco Ballet)
Matthew Golding (Dutch National Ballet)
Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theatre)
Greta Hodgkinson (National Ballet of Canada)
Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet)
Veronika Part (American Ballet Theatre)
Joseph Phillips (American Ballet Theatre)
Hee Seo (American Ballet Theatre)
Daniel Ulbricht (New York City Ballet)
Alejandro Virelles (Boston Ballet)
INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH:
Lawrence Bender, Film Producer
Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director, New Adventures
Leslie Browne, International Master Teacher and Oscar-nominated actress
Jose Manuel Carreño, Artistic Director, The Carreño Dance Festival
Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre
Angel Corella, Artistic Director, Barcelona Ballet
Alessandra Ferri, Director of Dance, Spoleto Festival
Susan Jaffe, Dean, School of Dance at North Carolina School of the Arts
Denys Ganio, Former Etoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Mathieu Ganio, Etoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Benjamin Millepied, Artistic Director, L.A. Dance Project
Wendy Perron, Editor-in-Chief, Dance Magazine
Alexei Ratmansky, Artist-in-Residence, American Ballet Theatre
Edward Villella, Founder and former Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet
Hosted by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” presents an all-star cast from the world’s leading dance companies. For added insight into the history and meaning of classical ballet, the film offers exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, rare archival materials, and exclusive interviews with choreographers, film producers, critics and luminaries of the dance world. The live performance was filmed by five-time Emmy Award winner, Clemente D’Alessio at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for Performing Arts in Tampa, FL.
We strongly believe that everyone should see it – from experienced ballet goers to people who have never seen ballet before. Balletomanes will be thrilled by seeing their favorite ballets performed by their favorite dancers – and will be fascinated by the special insights into the history and meaning of classical ballet shared by dance luminaries. First-time ballet audience members will have a chance to discover a magical new world of exquisite artistry in an engaging, audience-friendly, innovative format that will keep them coming back to see ballet time and again.
“Ballet’s Greatest Hits” arrives to a movie theater near you on March 31 and April 2, 2013 for a limited-run engagement. Don't miss it!
The live performance of “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” took place at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts on January 5, 2013. The film is distributed by Emerging Pictures - the company that has brought The Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theatre to movie screens across America.
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YAGP is a nonprofit, 501 ( c ) 3 organization based in New York City. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. More than 5,000 talented young dancers from 30 countries on 5 continents participate annually in master classes, workshops and competitions for prizes and scholarships to the most prestigious dance academies worldwide. Over 300 YAGP alumni are now dancing with 50 dance companies including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and The Royal Ballet.
Photo of Maria Kochetkova performing Don Quioxte at "Ballet's Greatest Hits" by Siggul/Visual Arts Masters.