The South Plainfield Public Library is partnering with Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings to screen world class performances from Lincoln Center’s growing digital catalog in the library.  Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings, a program created by Lincoln Center Education and hosted by libraries and community centers, brings the best of Lincoln Center—world-renowned performances coupled with unparalleled educational resources—off its Manhattan-based campus and into communities anywhere. This Lincoln Center program provides high-definition screenings from the growing digital catalog of the world’s leading performing arts center. These music, dance, theater and opera performances come from live events at Lincoln Center, including the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and School of American Ballet, as well as past performances at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, American Song, and past broadcasts from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Live From Lincoln Center. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Local

Our first screening is Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance screening of San Francisco Ballet: Romeo & Juliet recorded at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on May 7, 2015.  This ballet will be shown on Saturday March 11th at 1pm.  With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime” (Huffington Post). This screening is presented free and registration is not required.