HIGH KICKS AND HEARTBREAK: ACCLAIMED MOULIN ROUGE® – THE BALLET PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE BIG SCREEN
Toronto, ON, January 14, 2014 – Front Row Centre Events (FRCE) Dance Series along with Paquin/Rivard Ballet Productions is pleased to present a vibrant cinematic presentation of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet in February and March in Cineplex theatres across the country.
Moulin Rouge ® – The Ballet has been seen by over 110,000 people across North America, eliciting cheers and ovations wherever it tours. Along with a rousing French-inspired soundtrack, the ballet features high-kicking choreography and a passionate story of love, ambition and heartbreak. Click here for a clip from the production.
“This internationally acclaimed, masterful production will be accessible to audiences from coast to coast,” said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Alternative Programming, Cineplex Entertainment. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for audiences to catch this production and to experience this visually stunning work captured live in HD for the big screen.”
“We are very excited that dance fans alike will be able to experience the exuberance and beauty of Moulin Rouge ® – The Ballet in this national cinematic presentation,” said André Lewis, Artistic Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB).
Paquin/Rivard Ballet Productions brings together the talents of two entertainment industry veterans. Gilles Paquin is the CEO/Founder of Paquin Entertainment Group, a diversified entertainment company with offices in Winnipeg and Toronto, and Louis Paquin heads Les Productions Rivard, known for its original content for national and international broadcasters, such as SRC, CBC, CTV, TVA, ARTV, APTN, and more.
“When I first saw Moulin Rouge ® – The Ballet, I knew that it had to be shot for film,” said Gilles Paquin, Executive Producer, Paquin/Rivard Ballet Productions. “It’s a truly magnificent ballet. The costumes and the music have all of the joy, love and beauty of Paris during the Belle Époque.”
Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet screens February 23, 26 and March 8, 2014. Tickets are $23 for adults, $12.50 for children and $22 for seniors. For participating theatres click here.
About Front Row Centre Events (FRCE)
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world-class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations. Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London’s National Theatre, dance performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen.
About Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Founded in 1939, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premier ballet company and one of the oldest ballet companies in North America. Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. RWB’s superlative standards keep the Company in demand around the globe as it presents more than 150 performances every season across Canada and in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Japan, Asia and Mexico. Under the artistic direction of André Lewis for more than 17 years, the Company is said to have never looked more resplendent, more assured, and more ravishing.
About Paquin Entertainment
Paquin Entertainment Group (PEG) is Canada’s premier entertainment and performing arts agency, representing international talents varying from contemporary to family entertainment. With offices in Winnipeg and Toronto, the company prides itself on its ability to provide artists and clients a distinguished level of personal and professional services. As a producer of film and television, PEG’s CEO/Founder Gilles Paquin’s film credits include Bachman & Turner: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC, Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life, and The Clown at Midnight with Christopher Plummer. Gilles Paquin also personally manages legendary icons Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bachman & Turner and award-winning singer-songwriter Del Barber. PEG’s affiliate companies also include Koba Entertainment and Act 5 Entertainment, who specialize in live musical and theatrical productions.
About Les Productions Rivard
Les Productions Rivard is a fully integrated independent production company with a vision to entertain, inform and inspire. Since 1995, Les Productions Rivard has established itself as a leader in TV production in Canada. The company specializes in original content, in English and French, in several genres, which include: documentary, variety and performing arts, children, youth and lifestyle for national and international broadcasters; SRC, CBC, CTV, TVA, ARTV, APTN, TFO, Historia, SCN, Discovery HD, Knowledge and more. Pushing the boundaries of creativity and production, Les Productions Rivard continues to delight and captivate audiences with innovative high-quality content.