February 1, 2017, Southbury, CT
Lincoln Center Local
San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet & Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
The Southbury Public Library continues its partnership with Lincoln Center with two performances this month.
Our first showing will be The San Francisco Ballet screening of Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday, February 14th from 6-8pm in the Kingsley room. This pre-recorded screening was recorded at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on May 7th, 2015. With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.” (Huffintgon Post).
A pre-recorded screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra will be shown on Friday, February 17th from 1-2pm in the Kingsley room. This screening was originally performed at the Damrosch Park Bandshell on July 14th, 2012. For over 25 years, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra has continued to feed the fire of the Big Band Era. Keeping alive the tradition of their mentor, the late, great tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, they closed out the 2012 Midsummer Night Swing season with their crowd-pleasing night of hard-swinging Big Band classics. Dancers paid tribute to lindy innovator Frankie Manning with a dance contest as the audience crowned the fourth annual Ambassador Prize winners.
Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings, a program created by Lincoln Center Education and hosted by libraries and community centers, brings the best of Lincoln Center—world-renowned performances coupled with unparalleled educational resources—off its Manhattan-based campus and into communities anywhere. This Lincoln Center program provides high-definition screenings from the growing digital catalog of the world’s leading performing arts center.
Registration is required. Please call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130.
Contact: Katherine Mostacero
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 131