BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN HD
The Bolshoi Ballet is the quintessential ballet company, presenting work of astonding skill, daring and bravura which leaves audiences the world over spellbound. This season is no different, with six incredible productions set to feature some of the world's greatest dancers.
Ticket prices: Adult €20. Child or student €10.
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Sunday 22 December 2013. 3pm.
Cursed at birth by the evil fairy Carabosse, Princess Aurora descends into a deep slumber on the day of her 16th birthday. Only the kiss of a prince will awaken her. With glorious music by Tchaikowsky based on Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty has been hugely successful since its premiere in 1890. Marius Petipa’s masterpiece is one of the most popular and accomplished choreographic works in the classical repertoire. The new version by Yuri Grigorovich will captivate fairy-tale lovers and the whole family during the Christmas season.
Sunday 19 January 2014. 3pm.
Inspired by the famous jewellers of New York’s Fifth Avenue, this triptych is a tribute to women, and to the cities of Paris, New York and St Petersburg using music by three great composers for each act. Choreographed in 1967 in New York City, this ballet, with its jewel-like costumes, celebrates the three cities and three dance schools that forged the elegance, aesthetic and style of choreographer George Balanchine. Emeralds was conceived as a poetic tribute to the French romantic school and Rubies to the American tradition of Broadway musicals, while Diamonds honours the virtuosity of classical Russian dancers.
Sunday 02 February 2014. 3pm.
Lucien, a young provincial and budding composer, sets out to conquer the Parisian scene in search of glory. His success soon blinds him, and he betrays his friends and his love. Lost Illusions is a sumptuous new ballet, created in Moscow in 2011 by Alexei Ratmansky with dramaturgical advice by French actor, writer and director Guillaume Gallienne. This stylised adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s novel features thwarted love, ambition and disillusionment, with 19th century Paris as its backdrop.
Sunday 30 March 2014. 4pm.
In 1923, in a seaside town in the south of the Soviet Union, where trade and the mafia are flourishing, Boris falls in love with Rita – a cabaret dancer at The Golden Age, and the girlfriend of the local gangster. The Golden Age is a refreshing satire created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich. Audiences will be fascinated by this original and delightful ballet with its jazz and cabaret musical parodies, frantic pace, passionate intrigue and variety of dance styles (classical, neo-classical, free, grotesque, folk and acrobatic).