LPCA presents ‘A Dancer’s Dream’ Saturday

LAKE PLACID – The New York Philharmonic’s 2013 season-finale program, “A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky” – conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert and starring New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns in a production created by Giants Are Small – will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $12 and $5 for students.

This unique cinema event, produced by the New York Philharmonic, will feature a complete concert broadcast, behind-the-scenes footage, as well as a brief intermission feature on Stravinsky’s history with the New York Philharmonic, featuring video and other exclusive material from the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives.

About ‘A Dancer’s Dream’

“A Dancer’s Dream” is a multidisciplinary, theatrical reimagining of Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka, created by Giants Are Small. Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet principal dancer, will star in the production, which will be conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert.

Blending music with dance, live animation, pre-recorded video, puppetry, and circus arts, A Dancer’s Dream will blur the lines between reality and imagination, audience and performer. Using Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Petruskha as the foundation for a new narrative, the production chronicles the story of a young woman, played by Mearns, and her dream of becoming a dancer. Entranced by the music, she is “kissed” by the passion to become an artist and drawn into the performance, dancing to the complete score of The Fairy’s Kiss. By the second act, she has completed her transformation into an artist, becoming Columbine in Petrushka. The production will turn Avery Fisher hall into a dream world through costumes, sets, staging, and live filmmaking, Giants Are Small’s signature technique in which a real-time feed of musicians, puppets, and miniatures is projected above the Orchestra.