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October 2014

ROYAL BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: MANON

October 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:35 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

ArtSpring screens the Royal Ballet's live production of Manon. Manon Lescaut is a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th century Paris. Kenneth MacMillan brings Manon’s story vividly to life, with his ballet, which evokes the brutality and decadence described in Abbé Prévost’s infamous novel, as well as the feckless character of Manon herself – torn between love for the poet Des Grieux and her desire for money and attention. The cast of complex characters…

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BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: THE LEGEND OF LOVE

October 26, 2014 @ 9:55 am - 12:55 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

ArtSpring screens the Bolshoi Ballet's live production of The Legend of Love. The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad. This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to…

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December 2014

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: THE NUTCRACKER

December 21, 2014 @ 9:55 am - 12:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

ArtSpring screens the Bolshoi Ballet's live production of The Nutcracker. On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army. Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s…

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October 2015

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: GISELLE

October 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

Photo Credit: Damir Yusupov Enjoy a live broadcast of Giselle, one of the greatest Romantic ballets, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. This ballet is the perfect way to discover classical ballet. Giselle tells the story of a young peasant girl who falls in love with with a count and the consequences that ensue when she discovers his true identity. This treasure of romantic ballet touches upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending…

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December 2015

ROYAL BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: THE NUTCRACKER

December 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

The holiday season springs to life at ArtSpring with this exquisite live broadcast of The Nutcracker by the Royal Ballet. In Peter Wright’s classic production, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic – a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara is taken to the Kingdom of Sweets on a golden sleigh. Tchaikovsky’s score contains some of the best-known melodies in ballet, from the flurrying sounds of the Waltz…

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January 2016

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

January 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:05 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

Photo Credit: Elena Fetisova Enjoy The Taming of the Shrew, a ballet broadcast live from the Bolshoi in Moscow to the ArtSpring theatre. Based on William Shakespeare’s play, this ballet follows the story of Bianca, whom many suitors dream of marrying. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to…

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May 2016

ROYAL BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: FRANKENSTEIN

May 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$21.95 Adult; $18.95 Senior; $12.95 Youth

The Royal Ballet’s artist-in-residence Liam Scarlett has become known for ballets that marry highly expressive movement, sophisticated musical response and dark psychological depth. Now he creates his first full-length work for the Royal’s main stage with Frankenstein, a period adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and our craving for love, companionship and understanding. For this new work Scarlett has assembled a number of collaborators. American composer Lowell Liebermann composes a new score and the production is co-produced with…

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March 2017

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE BROADCAST: CONTEMPORARY EVENING

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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21.95 Adults, 18.95 Seniors, 12.95 Youth

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level. Music: Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid…

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