Aug
25
Sun
Ballet Screening: La Bayedere
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

La Bayadere

La Bayadère (“The Temple Dancer”), from the Bolshoi Ballet, tells the story of impossible love between the dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor, set against the backdrop of lush, exotic India. Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite; especially noteworthy is the scene known as The Kingdom of the Shades, one of the most celebrated excerpts in ballet, and one of the first examples of “abstract ballet.” Bolshoi’s prima ballerinas Svetlana Zakharova, as Nikia, and Maria Alexandrova, as Gamzatti, appear in the all-star cast.

Music: Ludwig Minkus
Ballet in Three Acts
From the Bolshoi Ballet
Running time 198 minutes including two intermissions

Oct
27
Sun
Ballet: Le Corsaire
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Le Corsaire

With a dashing pirate, a kidnapped maiden, and a dramatic shipwreck, Le Corsaire is a ballet that “bursts with dazzling ingredients” (The Washington Post). In this new staging from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, famed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka refresh Petipa’s original choreography, inspired by Lord Byron’s poem, to make this classic a must-see for every ballet lover.
Ballet in Three Acts from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Estimated runtime 215 minutes including pre-show and two intermissions
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Revival: Alexei Ratmansky, Yuri Burlaka
New Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Medora: Svetlana Lunkina
Conrad: Ruslan Skvortsov

Nov
24
Sun
Ballet: Spartacus
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Spartacus

The Bolshoi’s grandiose epic Spartacus recounts the story of a Roman slave’s fight for freedom. With its famous Khachaturian score, since the 1960s it has been considered one of the greatest ballets in the Bolshoi repertoire. The choreography by Yuri Grigorovich fills the Bolshoi stage with dynamic scenes of tension and conflict, and gives full expression to the virility and strength for which Russia’s male dancers are renowned.
Directed by Yuri Grigorovich
Choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich
Starring Mikhail Lobukhin, Anna Nikulina, Svetlana Zakharova, and Vladislav Lantratov
3 hrs 35 mins estimated including pre-show and two intermissions

Nov
27
Wed
Ballet: Spartacus
Nov 27 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am

Spartacus

The Bolshoi’s grandiose epic Spartacus recounts the story of a Roman slave’s fight for freedom. With its famous Khachaturian score, since the 1960s it has been considered one of the greatest ballets in the Bolshoi repertoire. The choreography by Yuri Grigorovich fills the Bolshoi stage with dynamic scenes of tension and conflict, and gives full expression to the virility and strength for which Russia’s male dancers are renowned.
Directed by Yuri Grigorovich
Choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich
Starring Mikhail Lobukhin, Anna Nikulina, Svetlana Zakharova, and Vladislav Lantratov
3 hrs 35 mins estimated including pre-show and two intermissions