Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Adds Ballet to HD Offerings

For Immediate Release

September 07, 2012

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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute adds ballet to its repertoire of performance broadcasts this season, presenting HD recordings of live productions from some of Europe’s greatest dance companies.  The series opens on Sunday, September 23, with George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Jewels. Tickets are $15 ($13 members and students) and can be purchased online at or by phone at 413 458 0524.

Four ballets are scheduled to date; others performances will be added as the season progresses. Visit the Clark’s website at for updates. 

George Balanchine’s Jewels
Sunday, September 23, 2012, at 1:00 pm
The famed Mariinsky Ballet performs one of Balanchine’s most revered ballets, set to the music of Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky. Ulyana Lopatkina, Igor Zelensky, and Andrian Fadeyev perform all three sections of this homage to the three golden ages of dance, “Emeralds,” “Rubies,” and “Diamonds.” Tugan Sokhiev conducts. (92 min.)

Moretti and Monteverdi’s Caravaggio
Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 1:00 pm
The Staatsballett Berlin performs choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti’s contemporary ballet based on the life of the famed painter, featuring Beatrice Knop, Polina Semionova, and Vladimir Malakhov. Paul Connelly conducts. (93 min.)

Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 1:00 pm
The Mariinsky Ballet performs Marius Petipa’s classic story of a village girl who falls in love with a prince disguised as a peasant. She endures betrayal, heartbreak, and death, then haunts the stage with her host of vengeful spirits. Ultimately, the strength of Giselle’s love transcends death and bestows forgiveness upon her repentant lover. Natalia Osipova and Leonid Sarafanov star. (96 min.)

Ludwig Minkus’s Don Quixote
Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 1:00 pm
In this Dutch National Ballet production, the story of Miguel Cervantes’s haphazard hero is brought to life in a dazzling performance that combines romance, comedy, and bittersweet reflection set to a lively score inspired by Spain’s musical traditions. Anna Tsygankova, Matthew Golding, Peter De Jong, and Karel de Rooij star; Kevin Rhodes conducts. (122 min.)

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June, (daily in July and August), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit

Sally Morse Majewski
The Clark
413 458 0588


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