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Live global ballet and opera shows to be screened in Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) will play host to a variety of live ballet and opera screenings of shows from across the world this spring and summer.

The Bolshoi Ballet and English National Opera (ENO) will screen live shows in the cinema at the Pavilion Dance venue in Bournemouth between March and July.

The shows will be broadcast live from either London or Moscow theatres, including shows such as Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and the Shakespearian classic, Romeo and Juliet.

“The screenings give the audience an opportunity to see the performance streamed live from the stage it’s being performed on,” said the PDSW.

“They will get a front-row experience shot with stunning multi-camera HD quality providing excellent visuals close up to the action.”

Well-known for presenting award-winning work, the ENO are collaborating with talent from across the arts.

The ENO said: “We stage more new productions and contemporary opera than any other UK opera company.”

With a world class reputation for distinctive productions, the company has formed many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals worldwide.

The Bolshoi Theatre is Russia’s main national theatre and seen to be the centre of world music culture.

The company said: “The Bolshoi Theatre as always been, and will remain, one of the main symbols of our state and its culture.”

The PDSW is a registered charity working across the South West region with a wide network of partner dance organisations and artists.

They will be working with Bournemouth Library to provide free introductions to some of the screenings.

La Traviata by Verdi will be the first of many shows broadcast at the Pavilion, on March 11 at 7:30pm.

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