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Pennsylvania Ballet at 50 on DVD May 13This hour-long program includes a collection of signature ballets from the Company's past and present, involving Diamonds from Jewels by George Balanchine, After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon and Under the Sun by Margo Sappington. The program also includes short documentary segments recorded during rehearsals, alongside exclusive interviews with Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet founder, and Roy Kaiser, Artistic Director of the Company.

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CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF
THE PENNSYLVANIA BALLET WITH

Pennsylvania Ballet at 50

Available on DVD from PBS Distribution May 13th

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Arlington, Va. - April 1, 2014 - PBS Distribution today announced it will release Pennsylvania Ballet at 50 on DVD. The program honors Pennsylvania Ballet's golden anniversary, featuring the Company's 50th anniversary celebration performance titled A Gift to the City at the Academy of Music on October 20, 2013.

This hour-long program includes a collection of signature ballets from the Company's past and present, involving Diamonds from Jewels by George Balanchine, After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon and Under the Sun by Margo Sappington. The program also includes short documentary segments recorded during rehearsals, alongside exclusive interviews with Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet founder, and Roy Kaiser, Artistic Director of the Company. Matthew Diamond, a multi-Emmy Award-winning director of dance documentaries, as well as commercial productions such as Desperate Housewives and So You Think You Can Dance, directed the program.

Pennsylvania Ballet at 50 will be available on DVD May 13, 2014. The run time of this program is 60 minutes. The DVD SRP is $24.99.

WHYY executive producer Trudi Brown oversaw the project. Performance was recorded in collaboration with Pennsylvania Ballet. Lead sponsors are Joseph and Marie Field, Janet and James Averill, Ford Foundation, Elizabeth R. Moran, PBS and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns's films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children's programming. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS-branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS Distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms including internet and mobile devices.

Pennsylvania Ballet at 50
Street Date: May 13, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 60 Minutes
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD




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News Editor April 21, 2014, 7:46 am