Bolshoi Ballet celebrates the masters of contemporary dance choreography

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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. Continue reading

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The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau

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Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in Swan Lake. Photo: Damir Yusupov

A new season of seven wonderful ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company – one of the world’s great powerhouses of classical ballet – is currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres.

The next ballet to be enjoyed on the big screen is one of the classical ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s timeless Swan Lake, which releases on Saturday, February 18 for limited shows. Continue reading

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau

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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. Continue reading

Fugard to screen Bolshoi’s The Taming of the Shrew

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Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Taming of the Shrew.

The Taming of the Shrew will be screened at 11 am on March 6 as part of the Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season.

French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot has adapted Shakespeare’s comedy specifically to the Bolshoi Ballet dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other.

The story revolves around Bianca. Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile lady, including Lucentio. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katherina, is herself married.

Tickets for the screening at the Fugard Theatre are R100. The show is two hours and 10 minutes long.