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Tchaikovsky in Love
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A Dance-Drama Exposé

chaikovsky in Love is adapted from the ballet sequence in Ian Woodward’s full-length film Love Song: The Triumph and Tragedy of Tchaikovsky, recipient of many awards worldwide, with screenings from Hollywood to Salzburg. Based on ground-breaking research by English filmmaker Ian Woodward, the dance-drama reveals for the first time that Tchaikovsky’s popular Romeo and Juliet Love Theme is not about a teenage boy and girl in love…not even about a girl.

Filmed in Russia and England, the dance sequence features Serbian National Ballet charismatic soloist Lloyd Petchey as Imperial Russia’s tormented composer and, as his pupil, the young dancer Rowan Shone who has starred with the English National Ballet in their London production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

Set to the music of the famous Love Theme, the sequence is choreographed especially for the film by Yat-Sen Chang, former leading dancer with the English National Ballet.

“This is a very ambitious production. The dance episode is especially well done. The sequence of icicles over water is a stunning way to close the film. – BIAFF, UK

“The filmmaker has done a fine job of evoking the historical period of Tsarist Russia. Some

of the scenes , not least when Tchaikovsky confronts his lover’s family after his death, are really heart-wrenching. –  HIGHWAY 61 FILM FESTIVAL, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES

Below:

From the web page of The Near Nazareth International Film Festival

– Vimeo facility for Tchaikovsky in Love:

Above (top left): Young ballet dancer Rowan Shone waiting to be made up and have his hair lightened for the dance role of Eduard Zak

Above (bottom): 3rd assistant director Jade Montoute, Serbian National Ballet soloist Lloyd Petchey having his beard applied by hair & make-up artist Ann-Marie Mays for the dance role of Tchaikovsky

Below L to R): Jade Montoute, Ann-Marie Mays and Rowan Shone

Below:

Page from the printed programme for Alberta’s International Festival of Winter Cinema which showcases feature films and short films at Canada’s renowned SilverSkate Festival in Hawrelak Park – Edmonton’s centre for winter sports, arts and culture, and recreation for the family, against a huge snow-screen to audiences sitting on hay bales and warmed by chili and campfire. 

A magical experience for Encore Films UK and the cast and creative team of Tchaikovsky in Love.

Below:  Page from the printed colour brochure for

Tchaikovsky in Love

screened at the

Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

 in the United States

Above:

THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

at

THE PINNACLE FILM AWARDS

in Hollywood

Above:

POSTER FOR THE DOWN EAST FLICK FEST WHERE

TCHAIKOVSKY IN LOVE

WAS SCREENED AT THE HISTORIC WHIRLIGIG STAGE IN GREENVILLE,

THE COUNTY SEAT OF PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, USA

Below:

THE DOWN EAST FLICK FEST LINE-UP 

Above:

Ralf Jorg, Competition Secretary of Australia’s acclaimed

NEWCASTLE NATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL

The 30-year-old filmfest is held each autumn at the legendary

LAKE CINEMA (below) in Boolaroo, suburb of the city

of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, where

TCHAIKOVSKY IN LOVE

received the award for

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM