Ballet in cinema: ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ at USCB

Emerging Pictures Ballet in Cinema will present “Notre-Dame de Paris” from La Scala Ballet on Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort.

Inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel, “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” the ballet’s highly dramatic and passionate story revolves around four great characters; Esmeralda, the compassionate gypsy girl danced by Natalia Osipova; Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell ringer of the cathedral danced by notre_dame_scala_250x375Roberto Bolle; Frollo, the archdeacon of Notre-Dame danced by Mick Zeni; and Phoebus, a captain in the army, danced by Eris Nezha.  The setting is Paris in 1482, Act I at the “Fools’ Festival” and Act II in the Bell Tower of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The production features the music of Maurice Jarre, conducted by Paul Connelly, sets by Rene Allio, and the renowned costumes of Yves Saint-Laurent. The ballet returns to La Scala after more than 10 years since its last performance and is once again celebrating the artistic vision of director Roland Petit brought alive by the choreography, sets, costumes and music.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 521-4145 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays, or at the door one hour prior to the performance. Adults $16; Students $8.

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