DIRECT FROM MOSCOW
ONLY IN CINEMAS – SUNDAY, OCT 11The 2015-16 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season opens with GISELLE, starring prima ballerina SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA, one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, on Sunday, October 11 to over 500 cinemas and performing arts centers across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets are on sale now at all participating cinemas and at www.BolshoiBalletInCinema.com.
As a preview of the first broadcast, Bolshoi principal dancers and globally celebrated interpreters of the famous ballet: Evgenia Obraztsova, Anastasia Stashkevich, Nina Kaptsova and Artem Ovcharenko discuss what makes GISELLE one of their most intensely emotional experiences on stage in first episode of the Bolshoi in Cinema web series, which can be viewed below.
This season we take you behind the curtain for exclusive access to the Bolshoi’s dancers discussing their work on various roles and what it feels like to dance on the Bolshoi’s legendary stage. More videos featuring brand new content from Moscow filmed exclusively for this web series will be released throughout the season on our YouTube channel.
Tickets are now on sale for GISELLE and all of the exceptional productions during the 2015-16 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Season, including JEWELS on November 15, THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS on December 6, THE NUTCRACKER on December 20, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW on January 24, 2016, SPARTACUS on March 13, and DON QUIXOTE on April 10. All productions are exhibited as Sunday matinees nationally.
GISELLE – Sunday, Oct.11, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT and 12:55 p.m. PT/AK/HI
Music Adolphe Adam | Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemtion through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
More from this season:
JEWELS: Sunday, Nov 15
THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS: Sunday, Dec 6
THE NUTCRACKER: Sunday, Dec 20
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: Sunday, Jan 24
SPARTACUS: Sunday, Mar 13
DON QUIXOTE: Sunday, Apr 10
Tickets are now on sale for all of the exceptional productions at participating cinemas and at www.BolshoiBalletinCinema.com. For more information on each production please visit our website and our YOUTUBE page for exclusive web episodes, footage, and interviews with the dancers direct from Moscow.