Screening of a brand new production of Romeo and Juliet for the Bolshoi Ballet, broadcast live by satellite from Moscow, will be run in more than 1,700 cinemas in over 60 countries: over 35 countries will take part in the live broadcast from Moscow on Sunday January 21.
RATMANSKY’S NEW PRODUCTIONChoreographer and former artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Alexei Ratmansky reinvents Shakespeare’s beloved classic with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Verona’s lovers drama. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today. This vibrant production will be shown for the first time at the Bolshoi and in cinemas.
ROMEO AND JULIET Ballet in 3 acts Music Serguei Prokofiev Choreography Alexei Ratmansky Musical direction Pavel Klinichev Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…
About Bolshoi Ballet Founded in 1776 on a decree of Empress Catherine II, Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet is one of the most prestigious companies across the globe, boasting some of today’s most acclaimed dancers such as principals Svetlana Zakharova and Olga Smirnova. On top of its rich repertoire renowned for its timeless classics (among which Swan Lake created at the Bolshoi itself in 1877), the Russian company never stops surprising audiences and innovating by inviting contemporary choreographers such as John Neumeier, JeanChristophe Maillot, or artists from the Nederlands Dans Theatre.