The Art of Interpretation
In this episode of Spark, contemporary artists breathe new life into classic performance works.
In our first story, choreographer Mark Morris resurrects the 19th-century Parisian masterpiece "Sylvia" at the San Francisco Ballet -- infusing this mythological tale of nymphs and satyrs with his own unique blend of humor and sensuality. Follow Morris from his first rehearsals with the dancers right up to opening night.
Then go backstage at the American Conservatory Theater as director Carey Perloff takes on one of the 20th century's most important and challenging plays: Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."
And finally, in what might qualify as the season's most unlikely artistic collaboration, the San Francisco Opera teams up with Oakland's industrial arts center, The Crucible, to stage a pyrotechnic version of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas."
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Philosophize with A.C.T.'s Carey Perloff on her interpretation of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."
Frolic with choreographer Mark Morris as he resurrects the mythological tale of "Sylvia" with the San Francisco Ballet.
Get a look at the world's first fire opera as The Crucible collaborates with the San Francisco Opera.
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