The season of ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company continues with the screening of The Golden Age, which releases at Cinema Nouveau on Saturday, November 12 for limited screenings.
The other productions in this season include: The Nutcracker (December 17), Swan Lake (February 18, 2017), The Sleeping Beauty (March 10), A Contemporary Evening (April 21) and finally, A Hero of our Time (May 12). The ballets are brought to the big screen by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live.
In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favourite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revellers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…
A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colourful, and dazzling ballet, with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere.
This ballet, from the Bolshoi, has everything in it: crazy rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge magnificently into every stylised step and gesture.
With the musical score from Dmitri Shostakovich, and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, the ballet stars Nina Kaptsova as Rita and Ruslan Skvortsov as Boris, with Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Lyushka).
Watch the the tango scene from The Golden Age
Watch the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet performs a cabaret scene from The Golden Age:
The Golden Age can be seen at 7.45pm on November 12, 16 and 17 and at 2.30pm on November 13 at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Bookings are now open.
The running time of this ballet production is 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval.
To book visit http://www.cinemanouveau.co.za or call TicketLine on 0861 Movies (668 437).