The experimental side of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater is revealed in four cutting edge dance and opera productions from the past decade, all filmed in high-definition.  While delving into the Bolshoi’s past, view two of the ballets that put Alexey Ratmansky on the map as a preeminent choreographer. Originally created in the 1930s, the choreography for The Bolt and Flames of Paris was largely lost; these productions are re-imaginings rather than restorations that also include striking new sets and changes to the libretto. The operas, Eugene Onegin and Wozzeck, are presented in intensely emotional and visually stunning stagings by the celebrated director and designer Dmitri Tcherniakov. His Onegin is a renowned example of a contemporary approach towards a classic opera, as well as of Russian psychological theatre, while Wozzeck presents a harrowing picture of 21st century life and alienation. This series is presented in partnership with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative and Bel Air Media.

Most screenings will include a post-screening Q&A with Anna Winestein, Executive Director of the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, and other ballet professionals. The opening night presentation of The Flames of Paris will be followed by a Q&A with Katerina Novikova, Press Secretary of the Bolshoi Theater.

Performance photo of The Bolt by Logvinov, courtesy of Bolshoi Theater.



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