But hopefully it’ll get close with the world’s first ballet production shot and presented in 3-D!
Pre-recorded at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia and shown using RealD™ 3D technology Giselle in 3D, presented by NCM Fathom and More2Screen, aims to capture the beauty and movement of a world-class performance by the Mariinsky Ballet (you may know them as the Kirov Ballet) in a new and multi-dimensional way. The ballet stars Natalia Osipova as Giselle with Leonid Sarafanov as Albecht.
This is a ONE-DAY-ONLY U.S. showing! Giselle in 3D will be presented in more than 160 theatres across the country on Tuesday, July 12 at Noon and 7:30 p.m (local times)
Is the show coming to a theatre near you? FIND OUT HERE.
Then WIN tickets to see it! Details below.
So you know the story of Giselle, right?
Simple village girl with a weak but pure heart falls head over heels for the flirtatious bachelor who’s really a prince in disguise and totally unavailable since he’s supposed to marry someone back home. A visit from the future in-laws starts out as a fun party until the guy-next-door, who happens to be in love with Giselle, does a little snooping and finds out the hunk is really Prince Albrecht. At the news, our girl Giselle goes bonkers and dies, we can assume of a broken heart. Then, some vengeful lady-spirits (jilted, left-at-the-altar types) swarm the stage and call up Giselle to join the haunting party. But Albrecht is super sorry and she forgives him, they dance and she disappears into the forest. Unsatisfied, the she-ghosts return to show Albrecht what’s what but Giselle stands by her man, the spirits depart, and Giselle gets to go peacefully to the grave as benevolent as ever.
You’ll notice the U.S. release of Giselle in 3D coincides with the Mariinsky Ballet’s residency at the Metropolitan Opera House during the Lincoln Center Festival. The company performs three programs multiple times beginning on July 11.
How do you win tickets?
This giveaway is now closed and winners confirmed.
Then, leave a comment! (U.S. residents, 18 and up only, please)
On JULY 5TH at NOON (EST) I’ll randomly choose 2 commenters to win a pair of tickets to the theatre of their choice.
If you’re a lucky winner, I’ll contact you via email. Get back to me quickly so that NCM Fathom representatives can get your tickets out to you by July 12!
Again, the showing is July 12th ONLY! If you can’t go, save your comments. We welcome your thoughts and any reviews of the film after the contest ends on July 5th.
I hope you win!
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.