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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Something from the Weekend... Giselle the Movie

By Heather Toner

I am so proud about this special event I helped cook up for The Music Center with the American Cinemateque and Dance Camera West last night - It's was the Los Angeles premiere of a new film version of the ballet Giselle, starring Gillian Murphy and Qi Huan.  The film explores the new production from the Royal New Zealand Ballet, who will be performing it live at The Music Center later this month.

Director Toa Fraser interweaves the on stage story with rehearsals and romance behind the curtain in this multilayered interpretation of this romantic classic.  The film was stunningly beautiful and we had a great turn out at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica.   

I love getting the opportunity to blend dance and film - two of my greatest passions - with my work.  It's an incredibly satisfying feeling.  

If you missed the screening last night, never fear.  There's still nothing quite like seeing ballet performed live, and you can still get tickets to the performances on the Music Center's website!

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