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Clark to Broadcast Ballet in HD: Don Quixote

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2013

Williamstown, MA—On Sunday, January 27 at 1 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Ballet in HD series continues with a broadcast of Don Quixote, created by leading Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky exclusively for the Dutch National Ballet. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students). Tickets can be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

Don Quixote is a dazzling display of high spirits, virtuosity, and Spanish temperament. The flamboyant leaps, dizzying pirouettes, and crisp pointe work give the performers every opportunity to show off their technical prowess. At the same time, the comic story based on Cervantes’s masterpiece makes strong demands on the dancers’ acting abilities. Ratmansky, the former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and Artist in Residence of the American Ballet Theatre, drew inspiration for his production from the 1869 libretto by Marius Petipa but added his own elements and choreography.

Conducted by Kevin Rhodes, Don Quixote stars Anna Tsygankova, Matthew Golding, Peter De Jong, and Karel de Rooij. Running time is 122 minutes.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

PRESS CONTACT:

Amanda Powers
The Clark
413 458 0471
apowers@clarkart.edu

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On Sunday, January 27 at 1 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Ballet in HD series continues with a broadcast of Don Quixote. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students). Tickets can be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

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