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Frederick Ashton’s the Dream - American Ballet Theatre

Alternative title
Dream, The
Synopsis
Produced to pay homage to the centenary of Frederick Ashton’s birth. The Dream was Ashton’s contribution towards Britain’s celebration of Shakespeare’s quatercentenary. He condenses the plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the forest scenes only, focusing on the fairy kingdom of Oberon and Titania and the lovers and rustics who stumble into it one moonlit, magical night. The American Ballet Theatre perform the one-act work, recorded live at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, California. Staged by Anthony Dowell and Christopher Carr, produced by Judy Kinberg and directed by Matthew Diamond. Music performed by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ormsby Wilkins. Singers Chapman University Women’s Ensemble, music director Joseph Modica. The performance is introduced by Pierce Brosnan.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2004
Duration
54 mins

Credits

Director
Matthew Diamond
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Production Design
David Walker (2)
Costume
David Walker (2)
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
Cast
Ethan StiefelOberon
Alessandra FerriTitania
Herman CornejoPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Amon ItoChangeling Boy
Anne MilewskiCobweb
Carlos MolinaLysander
Elizabeth GaitherPeaseblossom
Erica CornejoMoth
Ethan BrownDemetrius
Julio Bragado-YoungNick Bottom
Maria RiccettoMustardseed
Marian ButlerHelena
Stella AbreraHermia

Additional Details

Theatre
Orange Country Performing Arts Centre, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Theatre company
American Ballet Theatre
Production type
Dance
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
ballet; Shakespeare, William

Notes

History
Shown on US television on the Thirteen/WNET channel in the Dance in America slot in 2003 and presented by Pierce Brosnan. Transmission date not known.

Archive

Name

Paley Center for Media

Web
http://www.paleycenter.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 621-6600
Address
25 West 52 Street
New York
New York
110019
USA
Notes
Formerly Museum of Television and Radio (MTR). The name changed in 2007.

Distributor

Name

Arthaus Musik

Web
http://www.arthaus-musik.com External site opens in new window
Phone
017 37 64 56 00
Fax
017 37 64 40 65
Address
c/o Select Music and Video Dist Ltd
3 Wells Place
Redhill
Surrey
RH1 3SL

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Name

Retail outlets

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