Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère

Jan 25, 2015, 2pm
Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite; the scene known as The Kingdom of the Shades is one of the most celebrated in the history of ballet. Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet to life. La Bayadère (the word refers to an Indian temple dancer) is a key work in the classical repertoire and this is a magnificent production. The story of impossible love between Nikiya and Solor is set against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India. Runtime: 3 hours   $18 Non-Members (includes General Admission) $15 Members

An Evening with Peter Hutton - At Sea

Jan 28, 2015, 7pm
Declared the best avant-garde film of the decade, At Sea is ambitious and profound. A haunting meditation on human progress charting the life-cycle of a colossal container ship from creation through destruction, with a voyage across the Atlantic in between. The film will be screened in its true 16mm format, and will be followed by conversation and audience Q&A with the artist. This film is a part of the Film Form/Film Art series. Peter Hutton’s work is intimate and powerful. It is ethnographic and avant-garde. It speaks of monumental themes in personal terms. Having begun his artistic explorations as a painter, sculptor, and student of the Hudson River School, his work with cinematography and film arts similarly uses landscape as subject. Hutto... (View more)

Film Form Series: Marker and Mekas

Feb 8, 2015, 12pm Feb 8, 2015, 2:30pm
Whiteman Hall Cinematic consciousness. A language of pictures and sounds, moving picture poetry. Two of film history’s most important experimental works. Sans Soleil by Chris Marker (Runtime - 103 mins): A free-form travelogue that documents the artist’s journeys from Africa to Japan; a visual tapestry that presents complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania by Jonas Mekas (Runtime - 88 mins): A three-part film made up of diaristic footage, shot during the artist’s first years in America 1950-1953, a visit to his home town in Lithuania in 1971, and a visit to a Viennese suburb where he spent a year in forced labor during the war. Shown in... (View more)

National Theatre Live: JOHN

Feb 22, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+. Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards. The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.   What emerged was a story tha... (View more)

Film Form Series: Eraserhead

Mar 1, 2015, 1pm
Whiteman Hall   Avant-garde meets narrative in David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography, evocative sound design, and enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film. This program culminates our Film Form/Film Art series, as we look forward to an exploration into the “other side” of the American film industry with Trash & Exploitation. Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at door.

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

Mar 29, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Suitable for 10 years + Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.   It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ID; $18 general admission. Tickets available here. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Multi-ticket packages are also available! National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum ... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Apr 12, 2015, 2pm
William Shakespeare's timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev's much loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favorite, and is one of the world's most popular ballets. Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience. Runtime: 2 hours 15 mins. $18 Non-Members (includes General Admission) $15 Members

National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem

Apr 26, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the ... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible

May 10, 2015, 2pm
Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes.   Runtime: 2 hours 15 mins $18 Non-Members (includes General Admission) $15 Members

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

Jun 28, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits an... (View more)

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