Bolshoi ballets to be seen on the big screen worldwide

Cinematic releases planned for 'Romeo and Juliet', 'The Nutcracker'

The Bolshoi Ballet is returning to cinemas worldwide with the release of seven ballets including four live satellite broadcasts from Moscow and three recorded shows.

The world's leading ballet company offers a spectacular new 2014-2015 season on the big screen featuring five magnificent classics including live screenings of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and previously unreleased ballet Ivan the Terrible.

Once again, audiences around the world will be able to enjoy cinematic versions of these outstanding performances from the Bolshoi's top principals, soloists and corps de ballet.

Recently revived Egyptian fresco The Pharaoh's Daughter, due forrelease on November 23, gives audiences an exclusive chance to see a lavish production, the rights to which are owned by the Bolshoi, meaning is cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

Other ballets will be released in coming weeks, with a December 7 launch for romantic masterpiece La Bayadère. The ballet's third act - The Kingdom of the Shades -  is one of the most celebrated sequences in the history of ballet.

Old favourites follow: The Nutcracker (December 21) and Swan Lake (January 25), both set to Tchaikovsky's emblematic scores, come via live broadcasts to cinema screens to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the composer's birth and enchant ballet lovers during the festive season.

Shakespeare’s timeless love story Romeo and Juliet is released March 8, an appropriate date, which in Russia is known as international women's day, while unique unreleased epic Ivan the Terrible, a key masterpiece within the company’s repertoire, will be broadcast live on April 19.


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2014-2015 season programme :

Nov.23 – The Pharaoh’s Daughter

Dec. 7 – La Bayardere

Dec. 21 The Nutcracker

Jan. 25 Swan Lake

Mar. 8 Romeo and Juliet

Apr. 19 Ivan the Terrible


Read more: Bolshoi Theater to host charity concert in aid of Kiev colleagues

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