Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge – The Ballet headed to the silver screen
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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s (RWB) critically acclaimed rendition of Moulin Rouge is pirouetting its way to the big screen.
Paquin Entertainment and Les Productions Rivard are beginning production of the full-length movie this week.
“I am delighted to have RWB take its place amongst some of the world's leading dance companies, live on the big screen,” said RWB artistic director André Lewis in a release. “Moulin Rouge – The Ballet has been one of our greatest successes as a Company and we hope that the release of this film will continue to move people in the way the live performance continues to do wherever we tour.”
The movie, which will showcase dancers from the successful live show, is expected to premiere in Cineplex Entertainment theatres and screens worldwide in early 2014.