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Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Announces 7 Productions in HD, Coming to Theaters in the U.S. and Canada in 2014-15

By Louise Burton l.burton@classicalite.com on Jul 19, 2014 09:40 PM EDT

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema announces that it will present seven productions in HD at more than 450 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada during the 2014-15 season. This is the fifth year of the Bolshoi Ballet broadcasts, presented by Pathé Live and By Experience.

The broadcasts begin with The Legend of Love on October 26, with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, legendary Bolshoi ballet master and choreographer. Pierre Lacotte's The Pharaoh's Daughter (recorded) is set for November 23, followed by La Bayadere (recorded) on December 7, and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker performed on December 21.

The Bolshoi's celebrated masterpiece Swan Lake screens on January 25, 2015 followed by Romeo and Juliet (recorded) on March 8, and closing the season is a live broadcast of Grigorovich's revival of an epic in the true Bolshoi style, Ivan the Terrible on April 19.

The 2014-15 season includes four live performances (captured earlier on the same day of the cinema broadcast from Moscow) and three pre-recorded programs, screened as Sunday matinees to cinemas and performing arts centers across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets are available at bolshoiballetincinema.com.

Founded in 1776, the legendary Bolshoi Ballet is one of the most celebrated ballet companies in the world. The company is made up of more than 250 dancers including some of the world's most celebrated artists today--Svetlana Zakharova, David Hallberg, Maria Alexandrova, Evgenia Obraztsova, Ekaterina Shipulina, Olga Smirnova, Artem Ovcharenko, Anna Nikulina, Vladislav Lantratov, and Semyon Chudin.

To kick off the season, Bolshoi premier David Hallberg and leading soloist Olga Smirnova star in a new film trailer to be released in cinemas this summer. The trailer, directed by New York-based filmmaker Pierce Jackson, features Smirnova and Hallberg in the studio performing various excerpts of repertoire scheduled to appear on-screen this season:

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