The Bolshoi Ballet: SWAN LAKE (Live)
Director: Vincent Bataillon
2020, Russia, 160 min, with one intermission.
Screenwriter: Libretto and choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, based on the ballet by Julius Reisinger. Music by Piotr Tchaikovsky.
Cinestudio presents a live presentation of a sold-out (in Moscow) performance of Swan Lake at Moscow’s storied Bolshoi Theatre. Not a success when it premiered at the Bolshoi on February 20, 1877, Swan Lake has become ballet’s most iconic and challenging (to dance) masterpiece. The ballet opens as Prince Siegfried slips away from his birthday party, to a magical lake where he meets Odette. Swan by day, woman by night, she awaits true love to break her curse. The dancers include as Odette/Odile, as Prince Siegfried, and Yuri Barnanov as the Evil Genius.
“What Hamlet is to the theater, Swan Lake is to ballet – the name which to many people stands for and sums up an art form.” – author and critic Robert Gottlieb.
For up to the date cast information, go HERE