Fall Dance Films from New York to Paris come to at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

September marks the Bryn Mawr Film Institute offering of two new dance films/broadcasts…

Photo Credit: Chris Lee

A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky
As Performed at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York
Sunday, September 15, 2013 · 12 pm

Music by Igor Stravinksy
Conducted by Alan Gilbert
Performed by the New York Philharmonic

d. Doug Fitch
Choreography by Karole Armitage
Starring New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns with a filmed introduction by Alec Baldwin

This powerful cinematic event blends music with dance, pre-recorded video, puppetry, and circus arts, transforming Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka into the dreamy journey of a dancer. This one-of-a-kind broadcast features the complete production, behind-the-scenes footage, as well as a brief intermission feature on Stravinsky’s history with the New York Philharmonic, with video and other never-before-seen material from the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives.


La Sylphide
Performed by the Paris Opera Ballet at the Opera de Paris
Sunday, September 29, 2013 · 12 pm

Music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer
Conducted by Ermanno Florio
Choreography by Pierre Lacotte after Filippo Taglioni
Starring Aurelie Dupont, Mathieu Ganio

A beautiful fairy disappears into the mist after visiting a sleeping farmer. How will the amorous Scotsman find her again? And what will his fiancee think? La Sylphide, one of the oldest surviving Romantic ballets, features an all-star cast including Aurelie Dupont and Mathieu Ganio in this production from the Paris Opera Ballet.


Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue · Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Theater Hotline: 610.527.9898
General Admission: $20
BMFI Members: $18
Students with ID: $10

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