Six high-definition videos of classic ballet shows will be screened at Broadway Cinematheque in Nanshan District.
One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, “Giselle” is the first full-length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan. The classic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been reimagined in this stunning new version, with sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, an “ominous, gothic” (The Observer) adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s original score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna and performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic, dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Tony Award winner Mark Henderson.
Time: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 10; 7 p.m., Jan. 18
Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella” is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets, which won an Olivier Award for his original designs, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and video and projection designed by Duncan McLean, “Cinderella” has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.
Time: 7 p.m., Jan. 11, 16
‘The Winter’s Tale’
King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart. Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes Royal Opera House’s compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.
Time: 7 p.m., Jan. 15; 1:30 p.m., Jan. 19
Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker. Peter Wright’s interpretation of “The Nutcracker” has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by the Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic scores are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.
Time: 7 p.m., Jan. 12, 20
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. “Swan Lake” has had a special role in the repertory of the Royal Ballet since 1934. The recent production has additional choreography by artist-in-residence Liam Scarlett who brings fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet in collaboration with his longtime designer John Macfarlane.
Time: 7 p.m., Jan. 13; 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19
‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’
At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become more curious. Christopher Wheeldon’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of color, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.
Time: 7 p.m., Jan. 14, 17
Tickets: 90-150 yuan
Venue: Broadway Cinematheque, 5/F, MixC World, Tonggu Road, Nanshan District (南山区铜鼓路深圳万象天地五楼深圳百老汇电影中心)
Metro: Line 1 to Hi-tech Park Station (高新站), Exit A