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 four incredible productions set to feature some of the world's greatest dancers.
15:00, Sunday 18 December 2016
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Choreography Yuri Grigorovich | Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa). | Cast Denis Rodkin, Anna Nikulina, Andrei Merkuriev, Vitaly Biktimirov, and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.
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. 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. This performance was captured live on 21 December 2014.
15:00, Sunday 22 January 2017
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Choreography Yuri Grigorovich | Libretto Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa (after Charles Perrault) | Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her. 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.
15:00, Sunday 05 February 2017
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Choreography Yuri Grigorovich | Libretto Yuri Grigorovich | Cast Svetlana Zakharova, Denis Rodkin, Artemy Belyakov, Igor Tsvirko
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 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 25 January 2015.
15:00, Sunday 19 March 2017
Music: Igor Stravinsky, Carl Czerny, Leonid Desyatnikov | Choreography: Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander, Alexei Ratmansky | Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Robbins’s energy, Lander’s virtuosity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level.
16:00, Sunday 09 April 2017
Music Ilya Demutsky | Choreography Youri Possokhov | Libretto Kirill Serebrennikov | Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
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. 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.