More2Screen has been appointed by the Dutch National Ballet to broadcast the seasonal ballet, Nutcracker & the Mouse King, live by satellite to cinemas worldwide on Friday 30 December 2011. This will be the first time a Dutch National Ballet production has been transmitted live to audiences outside the Netherlands and it will give digital cinemas the opportunity to programme a live matinee event suitable for the whole family between Christmas and the New Year.
Choreographed by Wayne Eagling (Artistic Director of the English National Ballet) and Toer van Schayk, Nutcracker & the Mouse King features one of the ballet world’s star couples, Anna Tsygankova and Matthew Golding. This fabulous Russian/Canadian pairing have wowed audiences with their electrifying performances and they lead a truly international cast in this epic tale of the battle between the Mouse King and Nutcracker Prince.
Christine Costello, Managing Director, More2Screen comments: “We are delighted to be working with the Dutch National Ballet to broadcast this magical Christmas production to digital cinemas across the world. Nutcracker & the Mouse King is the perfect addition to our portfolio of cultural content that we’re already distributing for companies like The Royal Opera House, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Mariinsky Theatre. “
Stijn Schoonderwoerd, Managing Director of the Dutch National Ballet, says of the collaboration with More2Screen: “With their experience of organising live broadcasts and global network of digital cinema partners, More2Screen is an ideal partner to work with us as we move beyond our home market to showcase the virtuosity of the Dutch National Ballet to a global audience.”
More2Screen is the leading London–based alternative content distributor with more than 5 years of experience acquiring and distributing world-class opera, ballet, music concerts, theatre and special event films to cinemas across the globe – including 20 live broadcasts, over 100 different recorded productions and 3D live/recorded content.