Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE

Deemed "a triumph" (Telegraph, U.K.) at its premiere by The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in April 2014 and "a major artistic achievement" (Toronto Star) when it was presented by The National Ballet of Canada this past November, THE WINTER'S TALE is the work of one of today's most acclaimed and in-demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon.

For THE WINTER'S TALE, Wheeldon reunited with the creative team behind his popular 2011 story-ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Joby Talbot's beautiful score, Bob Crowley's magical sets and costumes joined with Natasha Katz's exquisite lighting design, and stunning silk effects from renowned artist Basil Twist, (whose work has been showcased previously at Lincoln Center Festival, Great Performers, and the White Light Festival) underscore the bold expressionism and inventiveness of Wheeldon's choreography. In this ambitious work elements of fairy-tale, comedy, tragedy, and fantasy are woven together into a complex and deeply touching meditation on loss, redemption, love, jealousy, and the nature of family. The Tony Award?winning choreographer (for the 2014 Broadway revival of An American in Paris) imbues Shakespeare's late, dark comedy with lush choreography, imaginative staging, astute characterization, and emotional resonance to achieve what The Telegraph describes as "a superb ballet...the great arc from abject despair to reconciliation is traced in movement that attains its own poetry."

The Winter's Tale
Ballet in a Prologue and Three Acts
July 28 at 8 pm; July 29 at 8 pm; July 30 at 2 pm and 8 pm; July 31 at 8 pm
Five performances, David H. Koch Theater (Broadway at 63rd Street)

Lincoln Center Festival packages go on sale on January 21 to Friends of Lincoln Center and to the general public onJanuary 28. Single tickets for the entire festival go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on March 28 and the general public starting April 11. For more information and to buy tickets, visit LincolnCenterFestival.org or go to the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices, or call CenterCharge, 212.721.6500.

Photo Credit: Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada

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Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
Piotr Stanczyk Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
Hannah Fischer and Piotr Stanczyk

Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
Dylan Tedaldi with Artists of the Ballet

Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
Hannah Fischer and Piotr Stanczyk

Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
Piotr Stanczyk and Hannah Fischer

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