20 May 2014 at 3.48pm | 6 Comments
Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky and choreographer and Principal Character Artist Will Tuckett have created a new work that will be screened at the Matisse Live cinema broadcast on 3 June at 7.15pm.
The broadcast, a first for the Tate, is a one-off event in which viewers will be able to view Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs in HD detail on the silver screen.
To complement the screening, Will, whose previous credits include The Wind in the Willows and Diana and Acteon from the Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 Mixed Programme, has created a new piece inspired by Matisse’s dance cut-outs. It is performed by Zenaida, who recently created the role of Paulina in Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale at The Royal Ballet.
The broadcast will also include a behind-the-scenes view of the exhibition with Tate Director and co-curator Nicholas Serota and BBC arts journalist Francine Stock, archive footage of Matisse at work, interview with arts experts and friends of the artist, and a performance by jazz musician Courtney Pine.
The exhibition explores the final chapter of Matisse's life, during which he created work known as the cut-outs, a period widely considered to be the crowning achievement of his extraordinary career. The show includes some 120 Matisse pieces from around the world.
Matisse Live from Tate Modern will be broadcast at cinemas throughout the UK on Tuesday 3 June at 7.15pm.
Zenaida Yanowsky’s upcoming Royal Ballet performances include roles in DGV: Danse à grande vitesse and Manon.
Find out details of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season.