A Classical Repetoire Comes With Surprises & Excitement From the Barclay
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On stage now at London's National Theatre is Shakespeare's great psychological thriller, King Lear, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty). Take a virtual trip oversees with this National Theatre Live broadcast of the performance starring one of the great stage actors of our time, Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens). Adapted to a contemporary setting, this production of Shakespeare's epic tragedy has been called "complex and potent" (Evening Standard) and "awe-inspiring" (Time Out). King Lear is the tale of an aging monarch whose descent into madness leads to upheaval among family and country as both are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his prideful daughters. Learn More
Highlights of the program will include performances of classical and contemporary repertoire by principal dancers, Jose Manuel Carreno of American Ballet Theatre and Lorena Feijoo of San Francisco Ballet. An impressive line-up of award winning choreographers will present a unique program that showcases the creation of exciting new works. Edwaard Liang, 2006 winner of the National Choreographic Award, Carlos dos Santos, Jr, Lillian Bitkoff, and Viktor Plotnikov, winner of 2005 Best Choreographer Award at Helsinki International Ballet Competition will present world premier pieces for the exceptionally talented dancers of Festival Ballet Theatre and professionally trained students from Southland Ballet Academy.