The Bolshoi In Cinemas Experience the world’s most famous ballet company in high definition! The Pharaoh’s daughter
Music Cesare Pugni Choreographer Pierre Lacotte from Marius Petipa Starring Svetlana Zakharova and Sergueï Filin
Music Dimitri Shostakovich Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky Starring Anastasia Yatsenko and Andreï Merkuriev
Marius Petipa was convinced that music existed just for dance, and dance - just for ballerinas.
Shostakovich’s second ballet Bolt brings together serious and popular music and dance. The first performance of Bolt in April 1931 at the Leningrad State Academy Theater of Opera and Ballet was also its last. The ballet was forbidden for 30 years.
“ …with “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” the Bolshoi has a vehicle in which the company’s prima ballerina, Svetlana Zakharova, can shine…” –The New York Times
“...one of those theatrical events that can cause even the most jaded viewer to stand up and cheer.” –The Moscow Times
Photos courtesy of Bolshoi Theatre
Photo courtesy of Damir Yusupov
Ballet from La Scala Mediterranea (New Production of Teatro alla Scala) Music W.A. Mozart, G.Ligeti, G.P. da Palestrina and music from the Mediterranean area Choreography Mauro Bigonzetti Starring Massimo Murru Mediterranea focuses on the gestures and the moves in a refined balance between lyricism and pure energy. “A hit with the public, Mediterranea was acclaimed by critics for its power…” –Dance Magazine
Photo courtesy of Marco Brescia/Teatro alla Scala