Clark to Broadcast Ballet in HD: Swan Lake

For Immediate Release

February 22, 2013

Williamstown, MA—On Sunday, March 3 at 1 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Ballet in HD series continues with a broadcast of Swan Lake, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant reinterpretation of the classic ballet that took the dance world by storm when it premiered in 1995. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students). Tickets can be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

The iconic production, perhaps best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, was filmed at Sadler’s Wells in 2011. The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead swan/stranger, Dominic North as the prince, and Nina Goldman as the queen. Breathtaking in its drama and intensity, the production has won more than thirty international theatre awards, including three Tonys and an Olivier. Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the stage, becoming the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway. Running time is 120 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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