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Dream On Screen Sept. 12

Petrushka Popping Up

If you missed A Dancer’s Dream, our sold-out 2012–13 season finale, here’s some good news. As promised, it’s coming to movie theaters starting September 12.

The film — consisting of the complete concert broadcast, behind-the-scenes footage, and more goodies — opens in New York City on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. at City Cinemas 123 (tickets). Another local screening will be on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas (tickets). Then the film travels to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other U.S. cities, and to Canada, the U.K., Russia, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and more.

Blending music with dance, live animation, pre-recorded video, puppetry, and circus arts, A Dancer’s Dream blurs the lines between reality and imagination, audience and performer. The production turned Avery Fisher hall into a dream world through costumes, sets, staging, and live filmmaking, Giants Are Small’s signature technique in which a real-time feed of musicians, puppets, and miniatures is projected above the Orchestra.

An audio recording of A Dancer’s Dream, produced by the Philharmonic, is also currently available for purchase in major online music stores, including iTunes, and available for streaming on Spotify.

Visit dreamonscreen.com for more information, including a slideshow of the concert premiere and information on local screenings (details are still being worked out; we will post as soon as possible).

This Is Your Brain on Movie Music

Coen Brothers

"Sometimes the music is the best thing in the film; sometimes the music is telling you how to feel more than the visual images." — Alec Baldwin, Artistic Advisor for THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic. 

Judging by their own creative use of music, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen might very well agree, as would their frequent collaborator, composer Carter Burwell. They’ll all be on hand for “The Mind, Music, and Moving Images,” a special program on September 21 during the Phil’s first Film Week. The discussion, moderated by Alec Baldwin, the Phil’s Radio Host, will explore the relationships between music, film, the brain, and human emotions, along with the creative choices behind movie music.The co-presentation with the World Science Festival will also include neuroscientist Aniruddh D. Patel, author of Music, Language, and the Brain.

Coming to a Theater Near You

Petrushka Popping Up

Tickets are going quickly for A Dancer's Dream. In case you miss it or want to watch it again with popcorn and soda in hand, just head to the movies beginning in September, when SpectiCast will screen the production, complete with behind-the-scenes footage and an intermission feature about Stravinsky's history with the Philharmonic.

A Dancer's Dream will appear in movie theaters, performing arts centers, senior living communities, libraries, and schools throughout the U.S. and beyond (including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, the U.K., Canada, Russia, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and more).

Information on local screenings will be posted at dreamonscreen.com, so check back to find out where A Dancer’s Dream will play near you.

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