The Flames of Paris

Mar 24 2018 - 1:00pm

 

Captured live via satellite from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

In the era of the French revolution, Jeanne and her brother, Jerome, leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital.  While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way.

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi's overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky's captivating revival  of Vasily Vainonen's  The Flames of Paris

This production was revived by Ratmansky, the Bolshoi's former Artistic Director and one of today's most in-demand choreographers, who reconstructed the ballet as close to the 1930s original, exclusively for the Bolshoi Theatre in 2008.  This production has since brought audiences rapturous performances with critics raving, "the Bolshoi are in blistering form in The Flames of Paris," (The Telegraph) and the "life- and art-enhancing" production "brings out the best in the Bolshoi." (The Guardian)

With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage!

The ballet runs two hours, 15 minutes.