Bolshoi

The Golden Age

Encore Sunday, November 06, 2016, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

 

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…

 

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. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi has everything to it: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently.

 

The Bright Stream

Encore Sunday, November 20, 2016, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography Alexei Ratmansky

Libretto Adrian Piotrovsky and Fyodor Lopukhov

Cast Svetlana Lunkina (Zina), Mikhail Lobukhin (Pyotr), Maria Alexandrova (the Ballerina), Ruslan Skvortsov (the Ballet Dancer), Denis Savin (the Accordionist), Alexei Loparevich (the Old Dacha Dweller)

 

During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina's husband decide to swap roles for the evening…

 

Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich's score at the Bolshoi, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities including Principal Dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a Sylph and its many colorful characters! The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky's brilliantly choreographed smash.

 

THE NUTCRACKER

Encore Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa).

Cast Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince), Anna Nikulina (Marie), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer), Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King), 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…

 

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! 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.

 

 

Swan Lake

Encore Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich

 

Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile), Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried), Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius), Igor Tsvirko (the Fool)

 

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him….

 

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 both 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.

 

 

 

The Sleeping Beauty

Encore Sunday, April 16, 2017, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

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 the beautiful 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. The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault's fairy tale unlike any other. A must-see!

 

 

 

A Contemporary Evening

Encore Sunday, May 07, 2017, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

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 Leon and Paul Lightfoot's Short Time Together 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 Van Manen's formal beauty, Leon and Lightfoot's intensity, and Ratmansky's witty brilliance to a new level.

 

 

A Hero of Our Time

Encore Sunday, June 04, 2017, 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)

 

Music Ilya Demutsky

Choreography Yuri 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…

 

"Give me everything, it is still not enough." 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. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.