Bolshoi Ballet in Cinemas: The Golden Age

Presented by Bolshoi Ballet, BY Experience, and Pathé Live
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Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Season opens across North American cinemas Sunday, October 16 with Dmitri Shostakovich’s THE GOLDEN AGE, staged in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the renowned choreographer and ballet master, Yuri Grigorovich. Tickets are on sale now for this and the entire season of events at all participating cinemas, and at

Revived by Grigorovich with librettist Isaak Glickman after a nearly 50-year absence from the stage, THE GOLDEN AGE premiered in 1982 at the Bolshoi Theatre boasting a satire of Europe during the Roaring 1920s. With Shostakovich’s jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere, this ballet — that can only be seen at the Bolshoi — has everything to it:  mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, decadent cabaret numbers, and choreography coined “brilliantly inventive” by The New York Times.

Starring principal dancers Nina Kaptsova as Rita alongside Ruslan Skvortsov as Boris, and Mikhail Lobukhin as Yashka with his accomplice Ekaterina Krysanova as Lyuska, the production features beautiful duets between the main roles Boris and Rita, and Shostakovich’s cabaret score including “Tea for Two”.

THE GOLDEN AGE –  Sunday Oct 16, 2016 at 12.55PM ET & PT, 11.55AM CT, 10.55AM MT
Music Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman
Cast: Nina Kaptsova, Ruslan Skvortsov, Ekaterina Krysanova and Mikhail Lobukhin

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster… With its passionate love story, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently.

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