Bolshoi Postmodern: The Flames of Paris + Q&A
Presented by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bel Air Media
Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vassilev defy gravity in Alexei Ratmansky’s dynamic reimagining of the classic Soviet ballet. Created in 1932 for the 15th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution, it has a libretto based on Provençal author Félix Gras’s book about the French Revolution and a score by Boris Asafyev based on French popular songs. The boldly graphic sets and costumes channel French popular prints, and Ratmansky’s expressive choreography is executed by Vassiliev and Osipova in a tour de force performance.
Q&A with Katerina Navikova, Press Secretary of the Bolshoi Ballet and Anna Winestein, Executive Director of the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative follows the screening.
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