Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes

November 20, 2013

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes

and other digital video stores

An unprecedented documentary showing the making and performance of excerpts from some of the most beloved classical ballet variations of all time : Don Quixote,  Flames of Paris,  Giselle,  The Nutcracker  and  Swan Lake.

An international cast including Ashley Bouder, Jose Manuel Carreño, Misty Copeland, Angel Corella,  Marcelo Gomes, Benjamin Millepied and Alexei Ratmansky. 

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) and TenduTV announced today that the highly successful theatrical documentary, Ballet’s Greatest Hits, is now available for purchase ($14.99 to $19.99) and rental ($3.99 to $4.99) on iTunes in over 20 countries, including The United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Ballet’s Greatest Hits is also available for purchase and rental on Amazon, Google Play and YouTube. In addition, this is TenduTV’s first new release on the African continent.

Ballet’s Greatest Hits is a filmed gala evening showcasing six of the most beloved classical ballet variations from Don Quixote, Flames of Paris, Giselle, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake.

Hosted by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, Ballet’s Greatest Hits presents an all-star cast from the world’s leading dance companies, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet, making it the perfect holiday gift for dancers and dance audiences. For added insight into the history and meaning of classical ballet, the film offers exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, rare archival materials, and exclusive interviews with choreographers, film producers, critics and luminaries of the dance world, such as Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, Edward Villella, and many others. The live performances were filmed by five-time Emmy Award winner, Clemente D’Alessio at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida, and produced by Youth America Grand Prix.

CAST:

 

Stella Abrera                                                American Ballet Theatre
Ashley Bouder                                             New York City Ballet
Skylar Brandt                                               American Ballet Theatre
Taras Domitro                                              San Francisco Ballet
Matthew Golding                                         Dutch National Ballet
Marcelo Gomes                                            American Ballet Theatre
Greta Hodgkinson                                       National Ballet of Canada
Maria Kochetkova                                       San Francisco Ballet
Veronika Part                                               American Ballet Theatre
Hee Seo                                                          American Ballet Theatre
Daniel Ulbricht                                            New York City Ballet
Alejandro Virelles                                        Boston Ballet

 

INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH:

 

Lawrence Bender                             Film Producer
Matthew Bourne                              Artistic Director, New Adventures
Leslie Browne                                  International Master Teacher and former Oscar nominee
Jose Manuel Carreño                     Artistic Director, The Carreño Dance Festival

Misty Copeland                               Soloist, American Ballet Theatre
Angel Corella                                   Artistic Director, Barcelona Ballet
Alessandra Ferri                              Director of Dance, Spoleto Festival (Italy)
Susan Jaffe                                       Dean, School of Dance at N. Carolina School of the Arts
Denys Ganio                                     Former Etoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Mathieu Ganio                                 Etoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Benjamin Millepied                        Artistic Director, L.A. Dance Project
Wendy Perron                                  Editor-in-Chief, Dance Magazine
Alexei Ratmansky                           Artist-in-Residence, American Ballet Theatre
Edward Villella                                Founder and former Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet

The release of Ballet’s Greatest Hits comes on the heels of the film’s successful Kickstarter campaign and subsequent theatrical run, where it screened in over 200 theaters around the world.

Watch the trailer for Ballet’s Greatest Hits

 

Download the full movie Ballet’s Greatest Hits

 

Full Territory List

Now available in:

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Israel, Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Greece, Fiji, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mozambique, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Swaziland.

Coming Soon to:

Azerbaijan, Botswana, Brunei, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Niger, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

International prices vary.

 

About Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP)

A global dance network connecting classically-trained young students, teachers, schools, companies, alumni, sponsors, dancers and choreographers to audiences who share a distinct passion for and love of dance. YAGP’s network provides a centralized service to the international professional ballet community by attracting the support of dance-minded enthusiasts and patrons and matching young, burgeoning dance talent with prestigious dance schools and companies around the globe.

Celebrating its 15th year of service, YAGP has provided opportunities to 40,000 dancers worldwide to participate in international workshops and auditions, earning gifted young talent more than $2.5 million in scholarships awarded by leading dance schools around the globe. Today, more than 7,000 young dancers – ages 9 to 19 of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds – audition annually. Every participant benefits from the performance experience, gaining broad exposure, building confidence, perfecting technique and artistry, and developing a network of enduring relationships within the dance community. For many, the experience is pivotal – providing inspiration and direction that change the trajectory of their lives and careers.  

YAGP ensures the future of dance, by enabling career paths and professional opportunities for classically-trained young artists to blossom and to wow new audiences with performances that leave them dazzled, craving encore after encore.  

About TenduTV

The leading digital service provider and network for the performing arts, currently delivering arts programming and related services in more than 60 countries via major digital video stores including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. TenduTV provides performing arts organizations, broadcasters and production companies around the world with the ability to develop and reach audiences with best-in-class digital distribution and marketing support. 

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