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Marquee TV signs new content deals

March 6, 2023

Marquee TV, the streaming service for arts and culture, has announced new content partnerships with The Washington Ballet and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and will showcass new and exclusive content from both partners over the coming months.

They join Marquee TV’s existing Content Partners – the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra – who both present digital seasons, including world premieres, exclusively on the platform. All of Marquee TV’s creative partners have a dedicated on-platform presence that will feature exclusive performances. Marquee TV recently launched a new marketing site to help userss discover content and to enable partners to showcase additional content for free linked to content on the pay platform. This will include extra content such as interviews with directors and artists to help express and contextualise their work for viewers. Commissioned by The Washington Ballet, four world premieres featuring choreography by Andile Ndlovu, Silas Farley and Dana Genshaft were filmed as a co-production with Marquee TV and will be added to the player during March. Their performance of Fanfare for the Common Man choreographed by Silas Farley and starring Gian Carlo Perez is already on the site and available for subscribers. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s performance of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – narrated by Rory Kinnear and paired with music by Purcell – will be added to the site soon. Also coming soon is an all-Mahler programme conducted by by Ádám Fischer, including Symphony No. 4, the Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 and Des Knaben Wunderhorn with soprano soloist Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha.Susannah Simons, Marquee TV’s Director of Content, Marquee TV commented: “We are delighted to add The Washington Ballet and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to our growing list of content partners at Marquee TV, increasing our offering of exclusive content from world-renowned performers. We will be working closely with our partners to build their digital offering and allow audiences from all around the world to enjoy their performances.” Cecilia Beacon, Marquee TV’s Vice President of Content and Marketing, added: “These partnerships help us to fully support and promote content to our fanbase as well as providing opportunities for our partners’ fans to enjoy the full range of arts content Marquee TV offers. Through deeper digital integration, fans of The Washington Ballet & the OAE can extend the performance experience long after the live event has ended. Marquee TV can also help to build fan anticipation of the live event experiences for our partners’ key seasons.”Additionall7, Marquee TV has also secured content deals with The Atlanta Opera, Fall For Dance North and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. The Atlanta Opera’s Love Letters to Atlanta series – directed by Felipe Barral – is on the site immediately, in addition to its productions of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Handel’s Julius Caesar and Viktor Ullmann’s The Kaiser of Atlantis. The Atlanta Opera’s production of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs – directed by Tomer Zvulun and Felipe Barral and produced by The Atlanta Opera Film Studio – is also available to watch now.  Fall For Dance North is an international dance festival based in Toronto and five productions will be added to the Marquee TV player soon, including My Mother’s Son, a film directed by director Vikram Dasgupta at Battersea Arts Centre which features South African brothers Siphe and Mthuthuzeli November. Other pieces coming to the site include More Forever, an evening-length work choreographed by Caleb Teicher set to a score composed and performed by pianist Conrad Tao, plus works featuring Côté Danse (the newly formed collective led by National Ballet of Canada’s Guillaume Côté), Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and Malpaso Dance Company. Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre was founded in 2017 by five principal dance artists to create their own unique vision of dance. Its contemporary dance film Long Ago and Only Once choreographed by Ana Maria Lucaciu, which saw international success as an intimate dance film during the pandemic, is available to watch now, in addition to The Poet, a dance piece exploring life with Dementia, choreographed by Tara Lee.  Ryan McKinny, Marquee TV’s outgoing Head of US Content Partnerships, said: “We are proud to be working closely with artists and arts organisations to explore new ways to create and deliver performing arts on film in a way that complements and enhances the live experience. The Atlanta Opera, Fall For Dance North and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre are all continuing to create innovative and forward-thinking digital content that we are excited to now present on our platform.”

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