Friday, March 16, 2012

Love Lies Bleeding Ballet Coming to TV

Alberta Ballet’s critically acclaimed production featuring the music of Elton John is heading to television. A one-hour adaptation of Love Lies Bleeding airs Monday, April 9 at 9 p.m. on CBC Television.

 The 2010 ballet, choreographed by Jean Grand-Maitre, explores the challenges of super-stardom through the eyes of the main character, the Elton Fan. It features the music of John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. The televised production, directed by Moze Mossanen, stars principal dancer Yukichi Hattori.

 Love Lies Bleeding will also make a return to Alberta stages in May. The show runs May 2-5 in Calgary, and May 10-12 in Edmonton. Tickets and infomation are available at 780-428-6839 or The encore performances happen just a week after John himself stops in Alberta to do several live shows in smaller cities, including Grande Prairie on April 26.

- Edmonton Journal

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