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Ballet in Cinema


2017-18 Bolshoi and Royal Ballet Season
Broadcast dates and times will differ by country
In Canada, Bolshoi performances only are available at Cineplex theatres and start at 1255 on Sunday afternoons, often a different Sunday than the one announced on the Bolshoi in Cinema site. 
For Bolshoi broadcasts, please check 
or (in North America)
http://bolshoiballetincinema.com/  

For Royal Ballet broadcasts, Please click on the titles to find a venue and date near you. In Toronto these are likely to be shown at Hot Docs Cinema. Sign up for the Tours en l'air newsletter to be kept up to date on showings and also for ticket giveaways.



Le Corsaire


Live from Moscow
Music
Adolphe Adam
Choreography
Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto
Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier edited by Marius Petipa

Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

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23 October 2017 Royal Ballet
(26 November at noon at HotDocs Cinema in Toronto)


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.




The Taming of the Shrew


Captured live on Jan 24, 2016
Music
Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography
Jean-Christophe Maillot
By
William Shakespeare
Distribution
Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina)
Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio)
Olga Smirnova (Bianca)
Semyon Chudin (Lucentio)
Igor Tsvirko (Hortensio)
Vyacheslav Lopatin (Gremio)
Artemy Belyakov (Baptista)
Anna Tikhomirova (the Housekeeper)

 

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.
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5 December 2017  Royal Ballet
(Saturday December 23 and Tuesday December 26 at noon at HotDocs Cinema in Toronto)


The Nutcracker


A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Sunday

The Nutcracker


Captured live on Dec 21, 2014
Music
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Chorégraphie
Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto
Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich after the fairy-tale of the same name by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, ideas from the scenario by Marius Petipa used
Distribution
Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker-Prince)
Anna Nikulina (Marie)
Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer)
Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King)
The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet

 

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.

  
Sunday

Romeo and Juliet New production


Live from Moscow
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography
Alexei Ratmansky

 

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…
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Sunday

The Lady of the Camellias


Captured live on Dec 06, 2015
Music
Frédéric Chopin
Choreography
John Neumeier
Libretto by
Alexandre Dumas
Cast
Svetlana Zakharova (Marguerite Gautier)
Edvin Revazov (Armand Duval)
Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut)
Semyon Chudin (Des Grieux)
Kristina Kretova (Prudence Duvernoy)
Mikhail Lobukhin (Gaston Rieux)
Anna Antropova (Nanina)
Andrei Merkuriev (Monsieur Duval)
Daria Khokhlova (Olympia)

 

As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…
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28 February 2018  Royal Ballet


The Winter's Tale


Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Sunday

The Flames of Paris


Live from Moscow
Music
Boris Asafiev
Choreography
Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto
Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev

 

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…
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27 March 2018  Royal Ballet

New Wayne McGregor / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon


The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
Sunday

Giselle


Captured live on Oct 11, 2015
Music
Adolphe Adam
Choreography
Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto
Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges
Distribution
Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle)
Sergei Polunin (Albrecht)
Ekaterina Shipulina (Myrtha)
Denis Savin (Hans)
Daria Khokhlova/Igor Tsvirko
The Bolshoi's corps de ballet
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death…


3 May 2018  Royal Ballet


Manon


Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.



Sunday

Coppélia


Live from Moscow
Music
Leo Delibes
Choreography
Sergei Vikharev
Libretto
Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon

 

Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…
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12 June 2018  Royal Ballet


Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.


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