A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky

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Blending music with dance, live animation, pre-recorded video, puppetry, and circus arts, A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky blurs the lines between reality and imagination, audience and performer. Using Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Petruskha as the foundation for a new narrative, this one-of-a-kind production from the New York Philharmonic chronicles the story of a young woman (played by Sara Mearns) and her dream of becoming a dancer. Entranced by the music, she is “kissed” by the passion to become an artist and drawn into the performance, dancing to the complete score of The Fairy’s Kiss. By the second act, she has completed her transformation into an artist, becoming Columbine in Petruskha. Captured live at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall June 27-19, 2013, and featuring a voice-over introduction by award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky is a thrillingly unique performance/cinematic experience not to be missed. (2013, USA, 120 mins.,Not Rated, Specticast) Digital