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Performance on Screen: Bernstein Centenary

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Performance on Screen: The best operas, ballets and plays performed by internationally renowned companies.

Longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein was a versatile composer fluent in jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical. Known best for West Side Story, he left behind a rich and varied body of work. In this special celebration of Bernstein’s centenary, three leading Royal Ballet choreographers commemorate his range and danceability in a unique triptych. The sequence includes two world premieres by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, and a revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, set to Bernstein’s Second Symphony and inspired by W.H. Auden’s post-WWII poem of the same name.

Includes two 15 min intermissions.

May 12, 2018 11:00am
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