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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Broadcasts 2016-17

Broadcast dates and times will differ by country

The Golden Age 

The Golden Age


Time:
17:00
Duration:
2h20

Live from Moscow


SYNOPSIS

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…

PRESENTATION

A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colorful, and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi has everything to it: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently.
List of participating partners coming soon.

Music Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
 
The Bright Stream

The Bright Stream


Time:
16:00
Duration:
2h30


SYNOPSIS

During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening…

PRESENTATION

Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich’s score at the Bolshoi, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities including Principal Dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a Sylph and its many colorful characters! The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky’s brilliantly choreographed smash hit.
Captured live on Apr 29, 2012
List of participating partners coming soon
Music
Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography
Alexei Ratmansky
Distribution
Svetlana Lunkina (Zina)
Mikhail Lobukhin (Pyotr)
Maria Alexandrova (the Ballerina)
Ruslan Skvortsov (the Ballet Dancer)
Denis Savin (the Accordionist)
Alexei Loparevich (the Old Dacha Dweller)
 
 
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Time:
16:00
Duration:
2h15
1 intermissions

SYNOPSIS

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie…

PRESENTATION

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.
Captured live on Dec 21, 2014
List of participating partners coming soon
Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography
Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto
Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)
Distribution
Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince)
Anna Nikulina (Marie)
Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer)
Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King)
The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
 

The Sleeping Beauty


Time:
16:00
Duration:
2h50
1 intermissions

Live from Moscow

LIVE

SYNOPSIS

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

PRESENTATION

In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault’s fairy tale unlike any other. A must-see!
List of participating partners coming soon
Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography
Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto
Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa (after Charles Perrault)
 
 
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Time:
16:00
Duration:
3h00
1 intermissions

SYNOPSIS

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him….

PRESENTATION

A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.
Captured live on Jan 25, 2015
List of participating partners coming soon
Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography
Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto
Yuri Grigorovich
Distribution
Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile)
Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried)
Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius)
Igor Tsvirko (the Fool)
 
 A Contemporary Evening

A Contemporary Evening

New production

Time:
16:00
Duration:
2h40
2 intermissions

Live from Moscow

LIVE

SYNOPSIS

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s √Čtudes and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

PRESENTATION


A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

New production

Time:
17:00
Duration:
2h45
2 intermissions

Live from Moscow

LIVE

SYNOPSIS

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…

PRESENTATION

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.
List of participating partners coming soon.
Music
Ilya Demutsky
Choreography
Yuri Possokhov
Libretto
Kirill Serebrennikov

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