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Press Release Announcing MARQUEE.TV

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Ronald Epstein, May 10, 2019.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Announcing
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    The New On-Demand Streaming Platform
    Designed for the Next Generation of Live Arts and Culture Lovers


    "Your Saturday nights are about to go from "Netflix and chill" to "Marquee and chill." - DANCE MAGAZINE
    Marquee.TV is a unique on-demand streaming platform dedicated specifically to live arts and culture. Serving up a world-class catalogue of international contemporary and classic masterpieces from the worlds of dance, opera, music, theatre, as well as documentaries, Marquee.TV has been designed for a growing digital audience of determined culture lovers and the arts-curious.

    In building the content-rich platform, Marquee.TV has partnered with artistic powerhouses and international cultural broadcasters - including Opus Arte who supply productions from both the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne. Marquee.TV also handpicks a range of new productions and independent performances that are typically performed live at venues such as Sadler’s Wells in London and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the U.S. as well on tours across Europe and North America.

    New titles are added each Wednesday.

    This week spotlights acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with a collection of six productions including Les Indes Galantes, a probing piece of contemporary dance-theatre for Bavarian State Opera, Sutra, his award-winning collaboration with Shaolin monks, and Zero Degrees, his intricate two-man show with Akram Khan. With his recent success on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Apeshit music video and a world-premiere May 8th at London's Royal Opera House, Cherkaoui is proving to be one of today's most versatile and in-demand stage artists. Also new this week is Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson's production of Adam's Passion. Filmed in a former Soviet submarine factory, this is a truly unique collaboration between two contemporary masters of slow-motion. Finally, Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare's most rarely performed plays. In this Royal Shakespeare Company production, director Melly Still(The Lovely Bones) takes an inventive approach, re-setting it in a post-Brexit dystopia. (Detailed info below is below.)

    Recently added titles include John Cage: Journeys in Sound, is a celebratory documentary of his long-time collaborator John Cage, Messa da Requiem, a mega co-production of Verdi’s funeral mass by Zürich Opera House and Ballet. For theatre lovers, David Tennant in the Richard II, Gregory Doran’s Henry V, and Iqbal Khan’s Antony and Cleopatra from the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the world of Dance, Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten, featuring choreography and an appearance by dance luminary Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and Rain, de Keersmaeker’s performance for the Paris Opera Ballet.

    Marquee.TV is the cultural entertainment platform made specifically for "the Netflix generation" and opens doors to the discovery of new art forms for only $8.99 a month, after a 14 day free trial. It is available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, iOS, Android, and Smart TVs in the UK, US and Canada, with plans to roll out globally during the rest of 2019.

    Marquee.TV co-founder and CEO, Simon Walker, says,Marquee.TV will be a home for the freshest, most innovative, most adventurous performances around. Marquee.TV makes it possible for the ‘culturally curious’ to sample and experience the performances they’re reading about from around the world, whenever and wherever they want, giving audiences the chance to take risks and explore something they might not otherwise see when time, finances, and opportunity are scarce. Yes, our content includes the classics and some of the world’s most critically acclaimed performances, but we’re also driving our audiences to the new."

    THIS WEEK ON
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    This week spotlights acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Les Indes Galantes, a probing piece of contemporary dance-theatre for Bavarian State Opera. Also new is Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson's production of Adam's Passion. Filmed in a former Soviet submarine factory, this is a unique collaboration between two contemporary masters of slow motion. Finally, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Cymbeline - in which director Melly Still (The Lovely Bones) takes an inventive approach, re-setting the play in a post-Brexit dystopia.

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    Les Indes Galantes | Bavarian State Opera
    Les Indes Galantes explores issues of migration and borders. With his recent success on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Apeshit music video and a world premiere this week at the Royal Opera House, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is proving to be one of today's most in-demand stage artists.

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    Adam’s Passion | Arvo Pärt & Robert Wilson
    In the spectacular setting of a former submarine factory, American director and universal artist Robert Wilson creates a poetic visual world in which the mystical, musical language of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt can cast its meditative spell.


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    Cymbeline | Royal Shakespeare Company
    An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided, dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief over the death of two of her children, Cymbeline’s judgement is clouded. Behind the throne, a power-hungry figure plots murder...

    PLUS, A FAIRYTALE BALLET
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    Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale ‘The Ice Maiden’, Scottish Ballet’s The Fairy's Kiss tells the story of a boy cursed with a kiss, destined for immortality. This production marks the 25th anniversary of the death of its choreographer, Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    Anything more expensive than Disney+ going forward is dead on arrival.
     
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    Cranston37

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    I disagree.

    I think it depends on the service - they are not equal products. This is one that offers something different than what's out there and will cater to people with disposable income.

    And what about HBO and their $15/month?
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    I'm with Cranston on this as this new service is definitely aimed at a more niche subscriber base.
     
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    Sounds very interesting.
     
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