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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.


 

THE GOLDEN AGE (Live)

16:00, Sunday 16 October 2016 

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich | Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich | Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman | Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

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. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently.

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THE NUTCRACKER (Encore)

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.

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Live)

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.

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SWAN LAKE (Encore)

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.

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A CONTEMPORARY EVENING (Live)

15:00, Sunday 19 March 2017

Music Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid Desyatnikov | Choreography Hans Van Manen, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, Alexei Ratmansky | Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This meeting of the world’s best dancers with the masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance.

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A HERO OF OUR TIME (Live)

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.

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