Dear All, many thanks for your replies and interests - and sorry for my delayed response, with me being in London, time zones got in the way of me getting back to you quickly! But here I am now on a gorgeous day in London, and to deal with your questions one by one:
- firstly, apologies and my bad re Frankenstein. in my enthusiasm to let you all know what we're up to, I posted too quickly! This is indeed a co-production with San Francisco Ballet, and as it will feature 'in the flesh' in the US, it will not be screening in cinemas there - so as not to spoil the surprise, as it were, for those who will be able to see it in the flesh. sorry for placing that in your path and then disappointing you - but it will be super, and I hope you guys will be able to see it in person or in some other way going forward - I will keep you posted.
- instead however, you can see the wonderful Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty - no need to tell you guys what a treat that will be (check the Guardian's review here - http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/mar/28/royal-ballet-sleeping-beauty-review)in its stead, which I hope will be enough to keep you going! I totally get the disappointment, but I hope you understand and appreciate the explanation!
- the statement that some cinemas are not yet known is simply because we are constantly striving to get Ballet (and Opera, and art, and theatre, and music!) into more and more cinemas each day, so the link i posted http://us.rohcinema.com/tickets is in many ways a work in progress - many venues are listed, but keep an eye as more to come each day!
- Arts Alliance are now the distributor of Royal Opera House presentations in the USA, we are happy to say. Arts Alliance and Fathom are separate companies, though obviously working in the same field
- We will, for the most part (and I'll alert you if I hear anything different) show encore showings to the West Coast (and beautiful Seattle) - this is simply to make sure that we and exhibitors are showing at the time when most people will be able to see it and that cinemas are able to get most people into their doors to enjoy the ballet. The more we can have the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera work take off in cinemas across the US, and the audiences grow and appetites develop and audiences become more vociferous in their demands to cinemas to show screenings, the more we can do - so it's amazing to see your enthusiasm here!
- totally acknowledge, regret and appreciate your difficulties in getting hold of information about screenings and rest assured we are working hard with our exhibitors to ensure they feel empowered and enthused about our content. We are also working to develop our relationship with performing arts writers (the Ambassador programme I cited is part of that) , and anyone on here who'd like to get on board with writing more about our work is very welcome to contact me directly at email@example.com (in fact, anyone that has any more detailed thoughts, information they'd like to request or any other input is welcome to be in touch). We at Arts Alliance are only going to get this right for audiences with the HELP of our audiences, and critics, so we are open to listening about what we could do better and get dance out to more people and inspire passion for it in all sorts of existing and new audiences!! we love that you love what we do and we want to do it the best we can!
Thanks for your interest and I can't wait to hear what you think!!