On screen at the Prince for one night only – Bolshoi Ballet’s new production of LA BAYADEREFeb 18th, 2013 | By Steven Weisz | Category: Dance On Film
On January 17, the horrific attack on the Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin, shocked the world. Only 10 days after the attack, from his Moscow hospital room, Filin delivered his notes for La Bayadere premiere to the dancers.
As tribute to Sergei Filin and the persevering dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet, the Big Screen at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia is offering the film version of La Bayadère. It will play for one night only on Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm. Run time is 210 minutes including 2 intermissions.
La Bayadère (“The Temple Dancer”), from the Bolshoi Ballet, tells the story of impossible love between the dancer Nikia and the warrior Solor, set against the backdrop of lush, exotic India. Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite; especially noteworthy is the scene known as The Kingdom of the Shades, one of the most celebrated excerpts in ballet, and one of the first examples of “abstract ballet.” Bolshoi’s prima ballerinas Svetlana Zakharova, as Nikia, and Maria Alexandrova, as Gamzatti, appear in the all-star cast. The film also includes backstage interviews with cast, directors and more.
Bolshoi Ballet – LA BAYADÈRE
Tuesday evening 7pm, February 19 – one night only
Tickets: $15 | Students (with ID) $10 – http://princemusictheater.org/season/bayadere
Big Screen at the Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102