Join us for a new production of Swan Lake from The Royal Ballet; a lavish The Merry Widow, created especially for The Australian Ballet and our 5th season of Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema featuring seven exceptional productions from the oldest surviving ballet in history to the full splendor of classics.
Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest. Run time: 170 minutes.
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music‐hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi! Run time: 140 minutes.
Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin
Alberto Alonso based on the story by Prospero Merime
Carmen is as sensual and free‐spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double‐bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet. Run time: 140 minutes.