Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live Announce Two Additional Titles for Moscow’s ‘Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’ Series with ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Don Quixote’ in Spring 2016
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WHAT: Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live announce the “2015-16 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema” Spring season with “Spartacus” on Sunday, March 13, 2016 and a live broadcast of “Don Quixote” on Sunday, April 10, 2016. These titles will be a spectacular continuation of this series following “The Lady of the Camellias” on December 6 starring Prima Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova as Margeurite Gautier and Edvin Revazov (Principal Dancer of Hamburg Ballet) as Armand Duval and “The Taming of the Shrew” on January 24.
“Spartacus,” is loosely based on the Thracian king from ancient Rome who is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Choreographer Yuri Grigorovich’s “Spartacus” was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.
“Don Quixote,” a ballet that originated in 1869 at the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre, is based on Cervantes eccentric hero’s journey in search of his perfect woman and famous for its spectacular classicism. This ballet is choreographed by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky to a score by Ludwig Minkus. Featuring dazzling costumes re-created from historic sketches, Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, teeming with life and set to a cadence of castanets and tambourines.
WHO: Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live
WHEN: “Spartacus” on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. local time
“Don Quixote” on Sunday, April 10, 2016 live at 12:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT and tape delayed to 12:55 p.m. PT/AK/HI.
WHERE: Tickets for all upcoming titles in the “2015-16 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema” series can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).