Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/Petrushka
Russia, 140 minutes with one interval.
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov, Vitaly Biktimirov, Maria Allash, Vyacheslav Lopatin and the Bolshoi corps de ballet.
Cinestudio presents two ballets by the Bolshoi Ballet, captured live on the same day it is performed in Moscow’s legendary historic theatre!
Carmen: Music by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin. Libretto by Alberto Alonso based on the story Carmen by Prospero Merimé. This one-act ballet is a lively and free- spirited tribute to the Spanish heartbreaker who is torn between two men, originally choreographed by Alberto Alonso for Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya.
Petrushka: Music by Igor Stravinsky. Libretto by Alexandre Benois and Igor Stravinsky. Choreography: Edward Clug. Don’t miss this new take on the classic 1910 ballet by Mikhail Fokine and the Ballets Russes, that starred Vaslav Nijinsky as the existentially downtrodden puppet at a St. Petersburg Carnival. A ballet in four scenes, the new version reimagines the story, giving Petrushka a possible happy ending. This enjoyable double-bill event, transmitted to select cinemas around the world, showcases the very soul of Russian Ballet.