The Bolshoi Ballet Live
The Bolshoi Ballet is symbol of excellence in ballet. It has acquired an almost mythical reputation. The traditions of the company go back to Tsarist Russia (1776). In the 20th century the company has polished its typical, almost athletic style and today boasts such dance stars as Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova, Svetlana Lunkina, Maria Alexandrova, Ruslan Skvortsov, David Hallberg, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, and Mikhail Lobukin. Their virtuosity has captured the hearts of audiences throughout the worlds. The artistic director Sergei Filin successfully draws on the immense tradition of the company and transposes it into the context of the present day.
Season 2017 – 2018
For the 8th consecutive year, the 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season presents the greatest classics restaged by today’s most celebrated choreographers for a cinema-exclusive experience featuring some of the finest dancers in the world. Three historical ballets recreated by Alexei Ratmansky (Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet and The Flames of Paris) will be shown on the big screen alongside John Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias and Jean-Christophe Maillot’s riveting The Taming of the Shrew. Three timeless classics and audience-favorites will complete the season: Giselle, The Nutcracker and Coppélia.