Bolshoi Ballet in Cinemas

Cinestudio celebrates our growing connection to Connecticut’s dance community with an encore HD satellite feed of a live performance of the Bolshoi ballet’s exquisite staging of the world’s most loved Romantic ballet.

The 2017-18 season of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow wraps up with a very special treat for fans of great dancing! A light-hearted comedy about Franz, a young man who falls in love with a beautiful, enchanted doll. While he remains blinded to her lack of humanity, his very real sweetheart – Swanhilde – tries to break the spell of the old toy maker Coppelius.

Join us for a gorgeous new production, live from Moscow, of the oldest of the classical ballets known today. The Bolshoi’s production of Bournonville’s La Sylphide is by the Danish dancer and choreographer Johan Kobborg. Set in Scotland, the ballet opens as James, preparing for his wedding to the very real Effie, is distracted by the apparition of a beautiful, haunting Sylph.

Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, With the iconic music by Tchaikovsky, this beautiful holiday tale celebrates the limitless imagination of childhood. Boldly interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will thrill the whole family with its magic, proving that one is never too young, too old, or too jaded to be swept away byThe Nutcracker’s enchantment.

Cinestudio brings a little heat to the winter chill with this passionate (ultra-high definition!) ballet from the storied stage of the Bolshoi Ballet. La Bayadere is a key work in the classical repertoire first created in 1877 by Marius Petipa (Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake). Yuri Grigorovich’s updated version is set in an Indian temple, where the beautiful dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor meet in secret.

Treat yourself to an afternoon of glorious dancing and music in an encore presentation from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater! The original ballet, composed by 24-year-old Dmitri Shostakovich in the 1930s, was a tribute to Soviet propaganda. Today, Yuri Grigorovich has revived Shostakovich’s music with a new story: a young fisherman (Boris) must battle the criminal gangs in a 1920s seaside town in Southern Russia, to win the love of his life (Rita).

Cinestudio presents two ballets by the Bolshoi Ballet, captured live in Moscow’s legendary historic theatre! Carmen: This one-act ballet is a lively and free  spirited tribute to the Spanish heartbreaker who is torn between two men. Petrushka: Music by Igor Stravinsky. 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. This enjoyable double-bill event, transmitted to select cinemas around the world, showcases the very soul of Russian Ballet.

The 2019-20 season of Bolshoi Ballet at Cinestudio opens with a live performance of RAYMONDA, one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s last ballets. Created in Imperial Russia in the late 19th century and captured live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

Bolshoi Ballet performs the holiday dance extraordinaire, in a captured live broadcast in Ultra High definition at Cinestudio! With the romantic music of Tchaikovsky, this beautiful tale celebrates the limitless imagination of childhood, from the nefarious Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy. Boldly interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will thrill the whole family with its enchantment.

Pirates! True love! Exotic harem girls (and boys)! It’s no wonder that Le Corsaire, based on a poem by Lord Byron, has remained popular through its many revivals, from the classic 1899 version by Marius Petipa, to the new production by The Bolshoi’s Alexei Ratmansky. Treat yourself to a full-length ballet featuring the exquisite partnership of Ekaterina Krysanova and Igor Tsvirko, glorious music, exotic costumes, and more.

We are thrilled that our series of the Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow has caught on with dancers and balletomanes past, present – and future. All of the above will be excited to see a new live version of Giselle by choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, now in its premiere season at the Bolshoi!

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 masterpiece.

On the legendary stage of the Bolshoi Theater, see a live performance of Alexei Ratmansky‘s ballet based on Shakespeare’s timeless tale of impetuous young lovers. The Bolshoi’s former artistic director (who is now artist-in-residence at NYC’s American Ballet Theatre) clears away the cobwebs from older versions, featuring less mime and more pure dance.

Dance is one of the arts that we cannot do long without, if it is paused by pandemic or politics. To kick off the New Year, Cinestudio presents the Bolshoi Ballet’s LIVE transmission of George Balanchine’s Jewels. It is a brilliant and somewhat unusual choice as Balanchine, who trained in St. Petersburg’s classical technique, would eventually transform it. The ballet features three gems reflecting Balanchine’s most loved cities: Emeralds for the elegance of Paris, Rubies for the speed and modernity of New York City, and Diamonds for the glorious classics of St. Petersburg. And while Balanchine is known for the plotless ballet, there is breathtaking drama in every pas de deux.

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