Emerging and CielEcran bring ballet to theaters

Program starts Dec. 19 with Bolshoi's 'The Nutcracker'

Toronto -- Emerging Cinema has signed an exclusive deal with CielEcran to bring live performances from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and the Paris Opera Ballet in Paris to theaters in North America via live, HD broadcasts.

Co-founded by Barry Rebo and Ira Deutchman, Emerging operates the Emerging Cinemas Network, an all-digital specialty film and alternate content theater network of more than 80 venues in North America.

Its "Opera in Cinema" is entering its fourth year, and the Bolshoi and Paris Opera Ballet performances will be used to expand its new "Ballet in Cinema" series.

The season will begin on Dec. 19 with a live broadcast from Moscow of the Bolshoi’s performance of Tchaikovski's "The Nutcracker."
The deal was negotiated by Deutchman and Rebo with CielEcran's director general Marc Welinski.