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Dance In America: Lar Lubovitch's "Othello" from San Francisco Ballet (#2811)

Modern dance master Lar Lubovitch has created a vibrant new interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tale of passion and jealousy, ambition and betrayal, with his dance in three acts, "Othello." A synthesis of classical and modern movement, Lubovitch's original choreography is complemented by a powerful score by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, heightening the emotional volatility of the central characters as the ballet's tragedy unfolds. Desmond Richardson, one of America's premiere dance talents, performs in San Francisco Ballet's production as Othello, with Yuan Yuan Tan as Desdemona and Parrish Maynard as the treacherous Iago. Extraordinary sets by George Tsypin, projections by Wendall K. Harrington and costumes by Ann Hould-Ward complete a production that the San Francisco Chronicle hailed as "a major new chapter in American ballet as well as a spectacular addition to the international repertory." [86 minutes] Closed Captioning

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