Bolshoi Ballet celebrates the masters of contemporary dance choreography


THE Bolshoi Ballet takes on a new challenge with audacity in an exhilarating encounter with the masters of contemporary choreography. The result is A Contemporary Evening, which will be screened at Nouveau cinemas.

This innovative production forms part of the current season of seven ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau theatres.

Don’t miss the work created by some of the best dancers in the world and the masters of contemporary choreography in the form of Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

This exciting production was filmed live on 19 March for broadcast into cinemas worldwide, including here in South Africa.

With music from Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonid Desyatnikov, the ballet features the Bolshoi principals, soloists and corps de ballet.

A Contemporary Evening can be seen on April 26 and April 27 at 7.45pm at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

The running time of this ballet production is two hours 40 minutess, including two intervals.

For booking information on the Bolshoi Ballet’s A Contemporary Evening at Nouveau, visit or

The final production in this season is A Hero of our Time (13 May).

The Bolshoi Ballet is the quintessential ballet company, presenting works of astounding skill, daring and bravura that leave audiences the world over spellbound. This season of ballets broadcast in cinemas is no different, with the company’s incredible productions set to feature some of the world’s greatest dancers.

View the trailer of the Bolshoi Ballet’s A CONTEMPORARY EVENING here:


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