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If you have seen San Francisco Ballet’s production of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, either live or ’filmed live in HD for PBS and DVD release’, it will not come as a surprise to hear that it has been nominated for the prestigious Rose d’Or award in the category of Arts Documentary and Performing Art.
The Rose d’Or Awards event is a global celebration of entries from over 40 countries, rewards originality, quality and creativity in entertainment programming, and encourages excellence in television and associated digital media. In the genre of entertainment television over the last 50 years, it is a very big deal.
According to their web site, “The best entertainment programmes from around the world are submitted to the competition, and an international jury of leading industry professionals is given the task of selecting a shortlist of nominees for final consideration before the winners are announced at the Rose d’Or Awards Ceremony.”
This year’s winners will be announced on May 10, 2012. For more information about this year’s nominees, check the Rose d’Or web site here.
For those of you who somehow escaped my very thorough coverage of the live 2010 and 2011 performances of The Little Mermaid, as well as the DVD, Blu-Ray, and PBS’ ‘Great Performances Presents’ televised version, you’ll find links to the complete cast, ballet libretto (story), artist bios, live performance reviews of the evenings filmed, a complete photo ‘Mermaid Scrapbook’, and pretty much everything you wanted to know about SFB’s The Little Mermaid here.
My apologies for the lack of photo credits; WordPress (my web site’s host) is having a problem and I will provide full credits, as I always do, as soon as the issue is fixed. In the meantime, all photographs on this page were taken by Erik Tomasson. The Mermaid is Yuan Yuan Tan, the Poet is Lloyd Riggins, The Prince/Edvard is Tiit Helimets, and the Sea Witch is Davit Karapetyan.