Great Performances, The Red Shoes
Friday, Sept. 17, at 9 PM
Repeats Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 AM
Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 9 PM; Sunday, Sept. 19, at 5 PM and Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 8 PM
From Tony Award-winning choreographer and directorMatthew Bourneand British dance company New Adventures,GREAT PERFORMANCES, THE RED SHOESis a stage adaptation of the classic 1948 feature film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Recorded at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre in January 2020, the ballet recounts Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page (Ashley Shaw) lives to dance, but her ambitions create a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: composer Julian Craster (Dominic North) and impresario Boris Lermontov (Adam Cooper). The production also features Michela Meazza as Irina Boronskaya, Liam Mower as Ivan Boleslawsky and Glenn Graham as Grischa Ljubov.