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Designers Of The Dance

Airs Friday, July 5, 2019 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Credit: Courtesy of Gene Schiavone

Above: "Othello, Act III Pas de Deux" performed by Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes of the American Ballet Theatre. Choreographed by Lar Lubovitch.

Venture into the studio with legendary dancers and choreographers in “Designers Of The Dance.”

The program takes viewers behind the scenes to learn about the work and process that go into making a ballet great, and features stunning performances of five unique dance pieces: Alexei Ratmansky’s retake of “The Nutcracker,” Leonid Lavrovsky’s ground-breaking “Romeo & Juliet,” Lar Lubovitch’s powerful “Othello,” Alastair Marriott’s hauntingly beautiful “Liederand,” and Yuri Possikhov’s “Diving Into the Lilacs.”

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The program takes viewers behind the scenes to learn about the work and process that go into making a ballet great, and features stunning performances of five unique dance pieces – Alexei Ratmansky’s retake of “The Nutcracker,” Leonid Lavrovsky’s ground-breaking “Romeo & Juliet,” Lar Lubovitch’s powerful “Othello,” Alastair Marriott’s hauntingly beautiful “Liederand,” and Yuri Possikhov’s “Diving Into the Lilacs.”

With stops at the American Ballet Theatre, the Bolshoi Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet and the Royal Ballet, the program reveals the inspiration behind the creation of each work, and how the choreographers and dancers work together to bring these ballets to life.

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Distributed by American Public Television.

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