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Splendid Start to International Dance Festival
A warm welcome to The Red Shoes
The Anaheim International Dance Festival (AIDF) kicked off in fine style Friday night with a screening of the magnificently re-mastered and digitized movie “The Red Shoes” – a seven year project of love supervised my Martin Scorsese. Whisked back to the post-war era a young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring and Moira Shearer provide the central drama. Both artistically and dramatically this is a very fine movie – well worth getting on Netflix.
The great event of the weekend will be tonight, Saturday 11th August, at The Grove of Anaheim. Splendid line-up of international ballet stars will take the floor in a dazzling and highly varied dazzling program.
HERE’S THE HOT NEWS. If you haven’t already bought a ticket, and maybe not even thought about going, you could turn up at 7pm for the “rush” tickets which will be on sale at half-price. Of course, if you can afford the full price, please pay that – because this is still a fund-raising weekend for Anaheim Ballet.
There will be a large turnout tonight, because people are getting the message that not only do we have a very fine ballet company right here in Anaheim, but that ballet is hugely entertaining, beautiful to watch and covers the whole gamut of emotion from high comedy to tragedy.
External links: AIDF on YouTube