3D ballet to beam live to city

Ballet history is set to be made tomorrow – and Preston will be part of it.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 5th June 2013, 10:29 am
Swan Lake Live from the Mariinsky Theatre
Swan Lake Live from the Mariinsky Theatre

A performance of Swan Lake by dancers at the acclaimed Mariinsky Theatre, in St Petersburg, is to be broadcast to more than 50 countries around the world.

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The broadcast will be screened in both 2D and 3D in cinemas everywhere – including Preston’s Odeon.

It is the first worldwide 3D ballet screening ever. The production will be filmed and broadcast as it happens by James Cameron and Vince Pace, using the same 3D technology which recently won their Cameron Pace Group Oscars for Avatar and Life of Pi.

The performance, conducted by Valery Gergiev and starring principal ballerina Ekaterina Kondaurova, marks 275 years of Russian Ballet and over 280,000 tickets are expected to be sold. For more info, or to book tickets, see www.mariinskycinema.com